The Green-Schools Let’s Fix Fashion Campaign launched its second year in October ‘22, open to students in secondary schools that were actively working on Litter and Waste, and Global Citizenship and themes. A total of 30 schools participated across the country throughout the school year.
The hard work and commitment of the top five schools of the Let’s Fix Fashion Campaign culminated in a catwalk event held in Bru Boru in Cashel on the 3rd of May 2023.
The schools chosen were, Gort Community School, St David’s Holy Faith, Greystones Community College, Seamount College and Midleton CBS. The schools were gifted 60euro to buy two charity shop outfits.
The students strutted their stuff on the catwalk in five different categories
- 30euro formal outfit from a charity shop or thrifted online
- 30euro casual outfit from a charity shop or thrifted online
- Swap shop outfit from the swap shop event in school
- Upcycled outfit
- Upcycled accessory (bag, shoe, hat)
On the day, Lillian Gleave, Kinsale Community College inspired the students on the importance of dressing sustainably followed by a presentation of work from Gort Community Schools on their circular designs where they upcycled old t shirts into baby hats for the premature baby units and St. Davids Holy Faith, Greystones who donated hundreds of old uniforms to Nairobi in Mukuru and the Chifundo Foundation and upcycled their old school uniforms into love hearts for the Team Hope shoebox appeal which went to Burkina Faso.
The event was a great success, the students turned models were inspiring! They really lit up the catwalk with their enthusiasm and passion for sustainable fashion.
The Green-Schools Let’s Fix Fashion campaign is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Clothes Pod.