Updated 04/19/2010 09:24 PM
BU 'trashion' show kicks off earth week
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VESTAL, N.Y. -- It was a one-of-a-kind fashion show that's giving a whole new meaning to the term couture.
Binghamton University students held their first ever 'Trashion' Show Monday, with models gracing the catwalk in custom-made outfits made from trash. The show was a kickoff event for Earth Week activities on campus.
Organizers say they hope to draw attention to Americans' overconsumption of goods and help people recognize that when garage is thrown out, it doesn't disappear.
"When we throw things away, we tend to throw it in the trash bag, throw it out on the curb and then forget about it," said Hyo Kim, a BU student and designer for the show. "This is the out of sight, out of mind approach to garbage. And with the trashion show, we're trying to bring that back and by putting trash onto clothing, we think about trash in a different way."
Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition.