Paul Castro with Nepean students

What Do We Provide To Schools?

  • DVD of the original multi-award winning documentary film – WASTE NOT
  • A timeline for the projects culminating in participation at Youth Eco Summit in early September at Sydney Olympic Park with panels of sports, fashion and food industry luminaries giving feedback in breakout sessions.
  • Study guides with activities, research ideas, links and a film screening list
  • Workshops for How to Fashion Trashion from paper, plastic and food waste, electronic waste, pre-loved textiles, with artists such as Angela van Boxtel, swim wear designer Pirra Griffiths, set designer Imogen Ross, activist Marina Debris, avant garde hair stylist Shaun McGrath etc
  • One Storytelling Workshop for Documenting their Project using phones, stills and video cameras and social media
  • Access to our mentors and brand allies
  • Collaboration with a professional documentary film tea

How to run the project?

In previous years our school teams have spent 3 months working with our mentors to research, create and then stage their couture Trashion collections at the annual Youth Eco Summit at Sydney Olympic Park to a packed audience of their peers. We support staff, screen films, and organise the mentor workshops. As an adaptation to the Covid-19 era we have decided to focus our efforts by working exclusively with the award winning Nepean CAPA high school to create a digital event which will stream through the Department Education website across NSW. What will happen in 2021 no-one knows, but we can promise a spectacular trashion experience in November 2020.