TRASH Fashion

A ground-breaking eco-aware design project producing new fashion using recycled materials.

Eco – Fashion, Sustainable fashion, Recycling, Upcycling, Repurposing, this is no longer just another fringe fashion trend. Ethical Fashion is now current; the core of a fashion revolution.

This project encourages participants to slash, shred, stencil, embroider, embellish, print and dye, deconstruct and metamorphose second hand clothing, to create unique fashion pieces.

We can all be part of this revolution by being more considerate towards our environment, We can all make some small changes; buying less, swapping clothes, mindful shopping or buying vintage.

Even rummaging through the wardrobes of family or friends for those unexpected finds. You can revamp and change that old-fashion favourite into an original fresh fashion garment. You will be amazed at what you can create.

TRASH Fashion makes the historical connection to textile production in Northern Ireland.


Workshops educate participants about recycling, about the importance of saving the environment and project facilitators aim to make all material used by the project participants eco-friendly.

TRASH Fashion works with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities ensuring that everyone is provided with opportunity for freedom of creative expression.

Every project ends with participants showcasing their original outfits and celebrating their achievements in a professionally staged fashion extravaganza including, make-up, hairstylists, catwalk, lights and music.


Our Motto, if you don’t need it, pass it on.

Heather Douglas – TRASH Fashion Co-Ordinator –


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New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.