We are surprised and delighted to see the change in the way people think about waste. And what adds up to the delight is that people do this in a fun, innovative, playful and memorable way. It’s actually unbelievable that there are people who are so creative and innovative enough to produce something so beautiful from a simple and ordinary thing. Indeed, they hold design and environmentalism in equal measure. We are happy that the City Government of Santiago went further and thought of holding a special event to display the different designs out of the trash in what they called a ‘Trashion’ Show. With their high creativity and imagination, they turned trash into fashion. The creative process involved making trash and items that have been used or thrown-out to create a new material entirely just like what they modelled. They manipulated all previously used and discarded materials into dresses, suits, and accessories. They gave new life to worthless wrappers, newspapers, plastic bags, boxes; turning those wastes into trendy costumes, bags and jewelry. Everything is really possible. We are faced with great excitement and enthusiasm toward the idea of this endeavour and glad that they showed great responsibility, friendly competition and creative designs. But more importantly is that they learned as well the value of teamwork. It provided people an opportunity to connect, conceptualize and create with one another. This project and show was made for them not only to produce creative designs, but to tighten up their bonds as friends, neighbors, community and to have fun working together. This will really give a great impact and will surely motivate many. And who knows, this will be the start of something wonderful... opportunities for many ...added protection to Mother Earth. Who knows that every item that was made reduces land pollution and serves as a very visible reminder that wastes can be put to good use long after its initial purpose has expired. This is also an opportune time to educate the public about the environment and their responsibility to keep it clean for the good of humanity and of the planet's ecosystems as a whole. It is just another way to do your part for a greener world. Too many materials end up in trash bins. They are deemed aesthetically redundant and get discarded at the end of the usage. It came to the point of looking for immediate solutions for many and the government to utilize waste for something that’s creative and promotes environmental awareness, But for the creative, artistic, innovative people like them, they feel that there is something they can easily do with those items so they become lovely, delicate and eco friendly fashion wear and other items. From the Trashion Show, we learn to appreciate more and to never underestimate Mother Nature. Indeed, she brings wonders to the world.It is but amazing to make your own fashion treasures from trash. One can improve the quality of the unused or unwanted trash into something more valuable or of better use to man. We believe that for the next few years, there's going to be a significant amount. So, we say, long live whatever else they can be used for!
denrisabela is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines,
and is a Stringer for Allvoices.