The Central Florida Fair has partnered with Keep Orlando Beautiful and the National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA) to host “Waste 2 Wonder” a recycled runway show featuring local youth designers. Each year Keep Orlando Beautiful hosts “Trash 2 Trends;” which is an adult runway fashion show which features designers who have created designs made completely out of materials that are headed to the landfill. “Trash 2 Trends” has become one of Orlando’s premier fashion events; the adult designers who have participated in “Trash 2 Trends” have been featured nationally for their incredible designs. NICA has graciously donated additional materials to be used in the designs as well; such as straws, cups, foil, filters, plates, etc. “This will be the first time NICA will have participated on this side of the fair,” said Stacey Wade, Director of Competitive Events and Education Operations. “We have been looking for ways to involve NICA members who have concessions on our grounds during the Fair and this was it, it just made sense.” Wade along with Kathy Ross (Ross Concessions) have been brainstorming for the past two years on how to integrate and involve NICA into the educational programming at local fairs. “This event just fell into our laps,” Wade said, “Keep Orlando Beautiful has been wonderful to work with, we are basically Trash 2 Trends little sister!” Waste 2 Wonder will feature local youth designers and models under the age of 18; all the material used in these designs must be headed to the landfill or recycling facility or have reached the end of their life.
The Central Florida Fair is extremely excited to host “Waste 2 Wonder” for local youth designers and fashionistas; the event will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Central Florida Fair.
For more information and to enter your “Waste 2 Wonder” design…please visit our link under the Creative Arts tab to register and enter your design today!