Students from San Joaquin Delta College's Fashion Program will demonstrate their creativity today by showcasing fashions they designed using trash. As part of an annual Eco Design Challenge, students must use materials that would normally be thrown away, including paper, plastic, cardboard or anything other than fabric.
The completed garments will be displayed at the college's Earth Day celebration today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Danner Hall. It will be shown again at the Fashion Program's exhibit on May 4, where the public will vote.
The entries will be judged on design, product quality and social and environmental innovation.
Winners will be rewarded for minimizing their impact on the environment and addressing environmental challenges. This competition aims to motivate a generation of design leaders to integrate sustainability at the core of what they do.
Along with the Eco Fashion Design Exhibit and Competition, Delta College will be hosting information booths, free giveaways, raffles, live music, organic food and more. Last year, the Earth Day event at Delta brought in 25 local businesses including PG&E, Stockton Harvest, Defenders of Wildlife and Restore the Delta. The Tillie Lewis Theater hosted a series of three films to share controversial topics and create interest and discussion of nutrition, electric technology and water resources.
If you miss the Earth Day fun, you can see the eco garments on display at the Fashion Program's Exhibit of Student Work on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Danner Hall. Another event that is open to the public.
Delta College is located at 5151 Pacific Ave. in Stockton. For more information on Delta College's Earth Day Event, visit www.deltacollege.edu.
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