Junk Kouture (www.junkkouture.com) is an annual event where 2nd level students design, build and model clothes made from materials that would otherwise have been wasted. These are then judged in a compeition for schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland each year generating large amounts of press coverage.
During 2012 Monaghan County Council supported this project for the first time by giving the participating schools a small grant to cover costs. This is an excellent way to promote upcycling, reuse and raising awareness of the issue of waste prevention among young people – girls in particular.
Monaghan Schools did excellently in the national competition, with two schools winning prizes. There has been a large amount of coverage in the newspapers regarding this so it has been very a worthwhile project for the local authority to become involved in.
Click on the photos to enlarge and see these amazing designs.
For more information contact:
Nial O’Connor, Environment Section, Monaghan County Council, MTEK 11, Armagh Rd, Monaghan.
tel: 047 30556 or 0872283466.
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