The excitement in Smutsville is palpable as youngsters and groups work together to design their unique outfits for the Out of the Bin Fashion Show. An absolute favourite event on the Slow Festival programme, The OUT OF THE BIN fashion parade is a showcase of truly spectacular garments created from recycled materials and takes place on Friday 25th March at 2pm on the Village Green in Sedgefield.
Adults and children have been designing their clothing creations for weeks already, all from recycled materials, showing that beautiful things really CAN be created from the bin! Plastic bags are being cut and knitted, crocheted and sewed to create the many special effects.
“We are all ready and very excited to showcase these beautiful garments,” said Martie Rooi, one of the organisers of the event. Another of the organisers, Edna Thomson, also added with a quiet smile, “These creations are simply stunning and we hope that locals and many visitors will come and cheer the creators and models on.”
FreshStart Sedgefield is one of the sponsors of the event again this year and have worked closely with Martie and Edna to help make this special event happen for the third year running.