E-WASTE FASHION

Seavus and SEDC took part in “Trash Fashion” project with a workshop where 200 students designed fashion accessories made of e-waste

For the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5), Seavus together with the Seavus Educational and Development Center (SEDC) organized a creative workshop for high school students, as part of the project entitled Trash Fashion 2012.

Trash Fashion is a project in which the students of 40 high schools in Macedonia have a chance to design, produce and present clothing and fashion accessories made of reusable and recyclable materials, such as old paper, plastic objects, old clothes, natural materials, and so on. The main goal of the project is to increase the awareness of the importance of using recycled materials and the level of protection that recycling brings to the environment.

“The activities of the students involve research, design, collecting the materials, and so on. Their creations are at the end presented at a fashion show, where they were evaluated and awarded by the jury”, explains Milan Tancevski, Program Manager in OXO, the organizer of Trash Fashion project.

Dresses made of orange peels, hats made of plastic bags, vests made out of computer mouses, corsets designed out of chocolate covers, and many more inspirational ideas, were just a few of the creations that were presented on the catwalk.  The show was also a competition between the teams. The creations were judged by the creativity and the percentage of recyclable materials used in them.

Seavus and SEDC gave the first prize to the number one team, and awarded the students with five Nokia phones and vouchers for any of the courses in SEDC.

As highly eco-aware and environmentally friendly companies, Seavus and SEDC took an active part in this project by also organizing creative workshop on e-waste management for 200 students from all over the country.

“We presented them the ways of managing the electronic waste and the benefits of recycling it, which inspired the students to make their creations out of the e-waste we brought from our company depot”, says Petra Taseva, Marketing Specialist at Seavus. “They were all very creative, so after the two-hour workshop we had a number of dresses, bags and various fashion accessories made of keyboards, circuits, coolers, cables, CDs, batteries…”, adds Taseva.