MMSM Fashion Fest

The 2017 finalists have been notified and winners will be announced at the Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up kick-off event. Watch this page for photos coming soon! 

Manitoba Eco Fashion Fest 2017

Take Pride Winnipeg! is hosting our second annual Manitoba Eco Fashion Fest, a province-wide contest which encourages students to create striking works of wearable art from everyday materials that would normally find its way into the recycling. Fashion Fest aims to inspire and ignite passion in students while educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste.

The challenge is to rework recyclable items and other previously enjoyed materials that are beyond their intended purpose and to craft them into one-of-a-kind fashion designs. Finalists will be invited to wear their designs at the Eco Fashion Fest, held in conjunction with Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up kick-off event, and they will be eligible for prizes.

Criteria:

All students grades K-12 in Manitoba are welcomed to participate. Students may enter as an individual or as a team of up to three students in your grade category.

One finalist from each grade and material category will be selected to compete for the grand prize. The grade categories are as follows:

Kindergarten – Grade 5                     Grade 6 – 9                           Grade 10 – 12

The material categories are as follows:

·         Materials that would otherwise be recycled in the blue bin

(see list of allowable materials at: http://simplyrecycle.ca/)

·         Materials that cannot be recycled in the blue bin but can be reused

(items found at thrift shops, plastic bags, any repurposed materials that would otherwise go to the landfill)

Items NOT allowed are:

·         Items purchased new and then repurposed

·         new fabric/garments purchased to create the base of your design, then covered with recycled materials (used clothing can be used as a base)

Deadline for submissions of entries is February 25, 2017.

1.       Send your name, grade, school and name of your teacher to tanya@takepride.mb.ca

2.       Submit your photos to of your completed garment as well as a list of supplies that you used

3.        Give a brief description of what your outfit is made of. You may include additional photos of the making of your garment (but not required)

Judges will select the winning outfits from every category between February 25 and April 1. Only the students selected as finalists will be asked to wear their designs at the April 11 Fashion Fest at the MTS Centre.

All students will be contacted by April 2 with the results.

Questions? Contact Tanya Blatz, Youth Program Coordinator: tanya@takepride.mb.ca or 204 956 7590 ext 204

Thank you to Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba for their sponsorship!

Here's an example from last year: