Can trash be a fashion item? There may be an answer Friday at the First Annual Outer Banks Trashion Show at the Outer Banks Brewing Station.
We’re thinking, “yes it can.” Although there may be some stretching of just what a fashion item is in this case.
Here’s how it works with the Trashion Show
During the Trashion Show, teams head out to our beaches and gather up all the trash they can find. Then, out of that collection, somehow a fashion item will be created. And, of course, some luck model will get to walk the fashion runway for the judges.
At last count, there were eight teams gathering beach debris…or trash.
We had a chance to talk to some of the judges and their criteria includes, creativity, unique design and how much trash was collected.
As beach cleanup efforts go, this may be one of the most original ways we have heard of to get the job done.
What may be the best part of all of this is proceeds from the Trashion Show will all be donated to the North Carolina Coastal Federation.
The Coastal Federation is one of the most effective groups working on coastal environmental issues. The organization actively seeks out partners to move projects forward and as a consequence have developed a remarkable record of success in oyster reef restoration, protecting and preserving the shoreline and beach cleanup.
The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. so mark that on the calendar.
A quick note on one other Outer Banks event that may be worth checking out.
Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottages is sponsoring a tour of the iconic flattops of the town on Saturday. There are still a few of the homes left, carefully preserved in many cases by the families. It’s a tour worth checking out.