Junk to funk
October 3, 2010
One of my favorite yearly events on this little island is called ¨Junk to Funk¨. It’s purpose is to showcase how to re-use and recycle. Mostly it is a fashion show where children and adults exhibit outrageous creativity and panache.
Luckily for me, my eldest daughter is usually involved in one way or another, so I’ve never missed a show. The first year she made a dress out of pillow cases, this year she was dancing.
The message in the show is inspiring, the people take it seriously and it is always heaps and heaps of fun.
This dress is made from empty ‘Vogels’ bread wrappers.
The island also has an Upcycle store initiated by my friend Bea. When she discovered the waste from the textile industry, she committed to change the way we see old clothes, by upcyling them into modern creations. The show last night sparkled with her creative flare.
Last year, we lost Zuva in the madness after the show, we found her on the cat walk. This year we let her go up after the show and she owned it walking up and down and twirling. So, I am challenging myself to create something for Zuva to wear in next years show. I am tired of being a spectator at this fabulous event, it’s time to join the fun!