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[Middle East Bulletin] Fashion Forward- 'Trashion'

by | 06-02-2014 01:45 Comments 4 recommendations 0

I have always been involved with the eco club of my school (Our Own English High School, Shj), my first eco work being a house structure made of popsicle sticks! My first involvement with the very strong and stable eco club of OOS was when I became a class representative in Grade 1. Thereafter, all throughout the years till grade 5, I remained so. The job of a representative was to substitute the entire class in eco events and to switch the lights off after everyone leaves the classroom. Not much of an eco impact, but yes, it did contribute to my development. Then in Grade 6, I was elected to be the president of the Eco Club. With that came great responsibilities and my actions began to be noticed. Today, my mind is framed in a way to act even when minor actions are done wrong.

Given below is a picture of one of my most major eco venture involvements in school- The Recycle Runwaay. I literally am wearing a garbage bag and book cover film that is usually classified as junk. We call it ?Trashion?! I am also going to give you a few DIY suggestions on two of the simplest, eco- friendly and trendy pieces from this look- The Foil Belt and a multipurpose band. I cannot help but mention the names of my friends who help me create this design: Nourin, Najma, Jissa and Richa. I would also like to congratulate Mrs. Anitha Sanalkumar, the home science teacher of our school, for having hosted such a successful show.



The Foil Belt- This is perhaps the most fashionable form of junk. This can be worn with any outfit- from a formal dress to a casual tee and jeans combo.

1.     Use bangles as the base to an aluminum foil wrap.

2.    Pull out a long piece of clear tape and lay it flat- sticky side up.

3.    Carefully place the wrapped bangles next to each other along the length of the tape.

4.    Cut off the excess tape.

5.    Wear your belt by sticking the ends together with tape or getting professional clips.

Tip- Do this as neatly as possible to get a very sophisticated piece.


Multipurpose Bands- Make as many of these and use for just about any outfit. In my design, I have used it as a collar band and wrist bands.

1.     Take any length of garbage bag and cut into any particular shape.

2.    Crush a CD into different shapes and sizes.

3.    Stick these onto the plastic garbage bag very close together with about half cm spaces in between with the help of PVA glue.

4.    Wear it by sticking the ends with tape or get professional clips.

Tip- You can use these bands as hair accessories, wrist bands, anklets, necklaces, etc.


Most importantly, have fun while making these and experiment! But don?t forget that you are helping the environment by doing all this- that?s the whole point.



Swathy Sanjay Sindhu

Grade 10

Our Own English High School, Sharjah

                                                                                  Environment Missionary 

At Maker Day Entire Recycle Runwaay Team


  • says :
    keep it up
    Posted 24-11-2014 21:29

  • says :
    Thank you!
    Posted 24-02-2014 21:17

  • says :
    great work.keep it up.
    Posted 14-02-2014 02:03

  • says :
    Wow, I liked the design of the dress you worn. Thanks for sharing :)
    Posted 06-02-2014 09:45

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