Birch and Lace hosted the fourth annual Trashion Show on Sunday at the Royal Canadian Legion.
Founded as a solution to the toxic waste that is coming from the beauty industry, Sarah Sansom said she wanted to bridge the volunteer work she was doing with the North Columbia Environmental Society with her career as a hair stylist.
The businesses pillars revolved around community, environment and education.
“This event is perfect because we get to talk a little bit about waste and we get to have the community come out and create a culture about it,” Sansom said.
This year’s judges were Lexi Ast, who hosts the women’s clothing swap every year, previous winner Alyssa “Vee” Veerenhuis and Mike Brooks-Hill, president of the North Columbia Environmental Society and a city councillor.
Clara and Sabine took the third place prize for their garbage bag and caution tape creation.
Cindy and Universal Footwear took second place for their cardboard shoe insert creation.
Abril and Lindy took first place for their colourful cardboard creation.
Tipper, a dog, even got a milk bone for her participation.