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#FashionOrRubbish? That is the question…

Recycle for Greater Manchester hosted their upcycled fashion show at MOSI on Wednesday 20th November. The stage, lighting, props and music made upcycling burst into life to inspire over 200 people!

The shows contributors showed the world (well, Greater Manchester) that upcycling can be fun, inspiring, save money and best of all cut the amount of textiles that are needlessly thrown away. Greater Manchester throws away 59,000 tonnes to make room for new purchases, most of which could be used again.

model on the catwalk wearing a wedding dress made out of newspaper

We all could think about the purchases we make and definitely think about with what we are about to throw away. It’s easy to think, out with the old and in with the new, but the old can be made new, whether that is fixing a garment, or upcycling it! You don’t have to be Dior to redesign that top, skirt or shirt, you just need a dash of creativity and a little bit of patience to revamp your wardrobe and create that individual style!

The event had a real buzz about it and attendees had the chance to browse the stalls that were full of upcycled fashion and recycled gems, from Rubbish Revamped to an exhibition from Tameside College.

We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and left with inspiration  for their wardrobe!

Girl in a dress made out of Metrolink tickets

Have a look at other blogs about the upcycled fashion show:


The Wardrobe Angel 

Blonde Happiness 

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