Clean up your calendars for the fourth annual Trashion Show

On Sunday, Birch & Lace will be hosting their popular Trashion Show at the Royal Canadian Legion downtown.

All the models took to the stage for the crowd to get one last view of the submissions in the 2nd Annual Trashion Show. Photo: Eliisa Tennant/Revelstoke Mountaineer

Unwanted garbage, junk, outdated and unused items are given a new purpose in Birch & Lace’s annual Trashion Show. As suggested by its name, the show diverges from the standard materialistic practices of the fashion industry. Instead, it celebrates waste diversion and the beauty that is born from the reimagining of ‘trash’.

File photo: The Last Mermaid by Sarah Spurr won first place in the 2016 Trashion Show. It’s made from recycled foil, magazine pages, bags, paint pallets, toothpaste tubes and cardboard. Photo: Sarah Spurr

The event was set up as an opportunity for people to come and support the community, while also supporting the planet. All money raised will go to Wateraid Canada and North Columbia Environmental Society.

This year the event has moved downtown and will be held in the Revelstoke Legion parking lot. The lounge will be open for those wanting to enjoy a beverage.

Sara Sansom, Founder and Director at Birch & Lace, is the brains behind the operation. “Our business mandate at Birch & Lace is built on three pillars: community, education, and environment,” explained Samson.

“We feel this event really encompasses all of these and we are excited to incorporate the Legion part of our community in this time.”

File photo: Trashion Show models line up for the group shot in front of Mount Begbie. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

All entries are accepted: big or small, detailed or simple. This year, eight participants have enrolled and there is a total of twelve outfits. Sansom expects to see some last-minute entries to roll in.

Not just a fashion show; there will also be a silent auction, 50/50, basket draw of goodies, sales of tote bags, canteens and more.

The event will run this Sunday, April 21 from 3-6 p.m. and tickets are currently available downtown at the salon at $15, or via a $20 donation at the door.