Trashion Show encourages you to get creative with waste

Birch & Lace hosting Trashion Show, where all the clothes will be made out of products heading for the garbage or recycling.

Models take part in the University of Minnesota Trashion Show.

Local environmentalist Sara Sansom is always looking for ways to divert waste from the landfill. She regularly raises money for the North Columbia Environmental Society as well as other environmental organizations.

Her newest project aims to bring the community together through a “trashion show” – a fashion show where all of the pieces are to be made entirely out of items headed for the trash or recycling bin.

While Sansom’s ‘trashion’ fundraiser is new to Revelstoke, she says it isn’t her original idea.

“Being in the beauty industry correlates with the fashion industry, and lately I’ve been really interested in reading about ethical fashion and how ethical clothes are made,” said Sansom, who owns Birch & Lace Salon.

Through her research, she came across information about a trashion show that was being hosted as a fundraiser.

“I thought ‘how brilliant!’ I thought it showcased what we’re doing here [at Birch & Lace], and it would be a cool way to do a fundraiser,” she said. “I really like fashion shows.”

Funds raised through the Trashion Show will go to the North Columbia Environmental Society, as well as to WaterAid. WaterAid is an organization that works on bringing practical sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene projects to various communities. The funds raised will go specifically to Madagascar.

While it is a “fashion” show, Sansom says the goal is more about creating an inclusive community  fundraiser with lots of participation.

“The more the merrier, because it’s a fundraiser. It’s fun, it’s casual. I’m encouraging teens, families, kids, anyone,” she said.

The rules are simple: Keep it PG as it is a family friendly event (e.g. everything covered). It has to be honest trash (something already headed for the garbage or recycling.)

It costs $25 to enter an item and for anyone wanting to do a ‘collection,’ each additional outfit is $10 to enter.

For spectators, entrance to the Trashion Show is $10. Tickets include 25 per cent off in the new soap dispensery at Birch & Lace. The dispensary includes cleaning and beauty products which can be purchased in bulk.

In addition, funds will also be raised through a raffle. Tickets for the raffle are $25 and the winner will receive $800 worth of products from Birch & Lace. There will also be prizes for winners of the Trashion Show.

The show takes place this Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. on the Rockford Patio at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Entry forms and tickets can be purchased at Birch & Lace at 113 Second St. East.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Four staff members at the Okanagan Men’s Centre have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 23, 2020. (Adult and Teen Challenge OMC photo)
Four positive COVID-19 cases at Okanagan Men’s Centre

Those affected are staff and have been in isolation since Oct. 23

Vince Schnabl looks at the view this October from the Gorge, west of Revelstoke. (Photo by Jon Wichett)
There’s 3 times more snow near Revelstoke than usual

According to 54 years of data from Parks Canada for Glacier National Park

Mail in ballot, provincial election 2020. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Mail-in-ballots coming in from Columbia River Revelstoke

In a progress report Elections BC said around 45 per cent of those issued have been returned

Mayor Gary Sulz (centre) cuts the ribbon for the new roundabout. Councillor Jackie Rhind (left) and Councillor Cody Younker (right) are on either side. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke’s newest roundabout opens on Victoria Rd.

The project took approximately six months to complete

Revelstoke Drill Hall as it looked July 19, 1970; current home of Trans-Canada Fitness. (Estelle Dickey/Revelstoke Museum and Archives photo 392)
Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 29

Local history straight from the newspaper archives

A woman wears a face mask and plastic gloves while browsing books as a sticker on the floor indicates a one-way direction of travel between shelves of books at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch, after it and four other branches reopened with limited services, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
B.C. reports 234 new COVID cases, 1 death of senior who had attended small birthday party

Roughly 5,700 people are isolating due to being exposed to a confirmed case

Superintendent of the Kelowna RCMP, Kara Triance. (Capital News file)
Non-violent crime, small population contributes to Kelowna’s crime rate spike, says RCMP

Kelowna RCMP is assuring the public the city is a safe place

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Crime up 31 per cent in Vernon in 2019: Statistics Canada

Increase includes a 45 per cent rise in violent Criminal Code violations

A Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 apartment fire in Penticton killed two and displaced dozens more. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Fatal Penticton apartment fire deemed accidental

The blaze gutted an apartment building on Tuesday morning, killing two people and displacing dozens

A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Interior Health reports seven more COVID-19 cases

Eighty-nine cases remain active, none of whom are currently hospitalized

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Burnaby RCMP responded to a dine-and-dash suspect who fell through a ceiling in March 2020. (RCMP handout)
VIDEO: Suspected dine-and-dasher falls through ceiling of Burnaby restaurant

A woman believed to be dashing on her restaurant bill fell through the kitchen ceiling

This Photoshopped version of the crosswalks near the entrance to the Salmon Arm Arts Centre on Hudson Avenue show what is proposed to help create safety for and show inclusivity to the LGBTQ2S+ community. (Salmon Arm Arts Centre image)
Tri-rainbow crosswalk and Progress flag requested to help make Salmon Arm safe

Council will consider budget requests to help make city inclusive to LBGTQ2S+ community

A can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale is shown in Toronto on Thursday Oct. 29, 2020. The maker of Canada Dry Ginger Ale has agreed to pay over $200,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit launched by a B.C. man who alleged he was misled by marketing suggesting the soda had medicinal benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joseph O’Connal
B.C. man’s lawsuit over marketing of Canada Dry ginger ale settled for $200K

Soda’s maker, Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., denied the allegations and any liability

Most Read