Zimbabwe has something to smile about. The local trust, Proudly Zimbabwean Trust has initiated a new innovative, creative campaign to clean up the city. The campaign is aimed at designers who will make over the city’s trash into trendy clothes. The show was held on the 29th of November at the Harare International School in Mount Pleasant and was tasked local designers to make paper clothes and plastic jewelry. Nine native designers participated and showcased their designers.
The objective of the whole project was to take the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” They wanted to show the world that “….it is everybody’s obligation to think and behave responsibility when disposing of litter…” said the executive of the trust Fungai Chiposi.
As much as the whole thing is glamorous and high society the fact that it has a deeper message which is targeted at bettering the community makes it unique. It was also intending to anti-litter movement to households and to start segregating litter at the source by ensuring that each family has three refuse bins each. Additionally they are setting up a waste recycling plant which will be up and running by the end of 2014.
Fashion and community development, in Zimbabwe, all in one show? It is going to be an epic one!
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