Students from the local Scoil Bhríde Mercy secondary school in Co. Galway are battling it out to save their place in Bank Of Irelands Junk Kouture competition.
The competition requires students from across the country to design an outfit, or wearable art, from everyday waste materials. The rules stipulate that designs must be made from reworked trash or other used materials that are beyond their intended purpose.
The competition has been running for the past years and has established itself as the premier recycled fashion event for teenagers in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It was first set up in order to inspire and ignite passion in teenagers while educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste.
The design, pictured above, was designed by Transition year students in the school.
As you can see they used a healthy portion of cattle tags, provided generously by Cormac Tagging Ltd to make up the top portion of the dress as well as the shoes. The board at the back of the dress, was designed with rosettes, won at previous chicken and pony shows.
The bottom of the outfit was completed with shredded chicken pellet bags, to make up the entirety of the wearable collection
“As you can see our dress is a farm-based dress and unfortunately we didn’t get through to the first stage of the competition”, said student Chloe Keane to ThatsFarming.
“We are depending on the life line vote so we can get through. We would really, really, appreciate it if you would vote for us”, she added.
The Lifeline voting is the last chance saloon for the group of TY students and you have until Midnight on February 16th to vote for their farm themed entry, which you can do here.