Resources for 2019: Webisodes

Based on the pilot project in 2018, we will create 6 x 5 minute webisodes:

Ep ONE: We explore the local waste environment of our teenagers from hair salons (so much hair, foil and chemicals) to the butts, packaging and detritus in the streets. Mentors visit and inspire.

Ep TWO: Students react – handle the materials, get to know their qualities, explore the stigma of waste and the beauty of garbage. Discover creative ways other artists and activists are handling these materials.

Ep THREE: Inspired by the innovators working in fashion, food and waste, our teams begin planning their creations; how to stage and present, and document their trashion for a triumphant catwalk display.

Ep FOUR: Learning to plan, source, prep, style and deliver – then compost and re-purpose waste materials. Excitement builds as Youth Eco Summit approaches.

Ep FIVE: After months of planning, making and styling our two teams present their trashion parades to their school and community, inviting parents and supporters, local business and media.

Ep SIX: The climax of the journey! Our teams stage their Trashion Shows at the Youth Eco Summit to an audience of their peers, mentors, industry experts, and mainstream media on September 4th, 2018!



We meet the next generation of consumers as they start their journey to becoming fully “woke”. Our savvy teenagers have been critical and discerning since they first surfed the net as toddlers. They are already making informed decisions about food and fashion. But what about the waste behind their choices? What of food miles, land fill, plastic marine debris, ocean garbage patches?


As a new vision for the future society they will create becomes clearer to our students, wild and wonderful artists, costume designers, hair stylists, recyclers, fashionistas, gardeners and environmentalists visit and inspire them to catwalk across the cutting edge of food and fashion.


They learn new ways to look at, handle and re-purpose all sorts of materials – from the cigarette butts surrounding the bus stop to the cling wrap from school lunches. How will they stage and promote their trashion parades? What messages and ideas will the set, lighting, promotional materials, soundscape and trashion couture communicate to the audience?


Planning and putting their show together, the teams divide into groups according to expertise and interest: hat and garment makers, event producers, communications, graphics, video music and audio, presenters models and artists.


Time to reveal the wild and wonderful creations to their teachers and families, supportive local businesses and media by staging the event at school – we don’t get a peek at the event but what are the reactions? Fascinating!


The big reveal! Having already had a run at home base, the students prepare a presentation of their journey which they deliver in the morning session of the Youth Eco Summit. At the end of the day, after presentations from other projects, they stage their Trashion Parades in front of their peers, mentors, industry experts and mainstream media. WOW!