To Recycle…that is the fashionable question.

We need to decide if we are going to move forward with our recycled fashion competition. We first created our fashion design competition in 2009. It was named Recycle2Go by the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Center.

In that first year, we attracted 25 fantastic designs into the competition. Designers came from all parts of El Paso and ranged in age from teens to adults. This year, we had over 80 entries in the show.  The students of the Fashion Promotion, FSHN 2301, class ran the competition.

One Recycle2Go entry being shown at the library.

After the competition, held close to Earth Day, was finished, many of the garments were shown at the downtown Gallery of the El Paso Public Library. Zeynab Haydar oversaw that gallery installation and ending fashion show for two years. Zuzu also ran the fashion show for Senator Elliot Shapleigh and the Environmental Summit.

However, Z is moving and will not be here to run that part of the show this year. Is there anyone out there who wants to come forward to keep this tradition alive?

Well, think about it and get back to me.  It is a great tradition and I hope that there are a few of you who want to keep this effort alive for the city of El Paso and all the great designers who are looking forward to this competition in 2011.  The show will need a new name since we will no longer be doing the show with TecH2O.

Here is a link to more pictures of recycled items made into gorgeous garments.  The pictures are from the El Paso Times. 

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