Marin Horizon School is known for its positive impact on the environment, and for teaching students the importance of preserving the planet. As leaders of Marin Horizon School’s 7th annual Green Fashion Show, Lilli M., Mona T., Ella W., and Hope C. of the 7th grade class, are teaching the Green Fashion Show participants about creating their own fashion forward dresses, outfits, accessories, and more. The Green Fashion Show is based on enthusiastic students creating masterpieces and showing them off in a Green Fashion Show, held at the school’s Grandparents and Special Friends Day on May 11.
Each participant transforms recyclable materials such as newspaper, paper towel rolls, and fabric scraps into fashion pieces. Through this experiential project, students learn first-hand about reusing materials in a creative way. Students must be innovative and problem solve when working with these unconventional materials. For instance, last year a student made an outfit entirely out of their old Halloween candy wrappers. She used creativity and innovation to make a unique outfit that was fashionable and green. Through creating green fashion, students learn about sustainability and a commitment to the earth. Each student gets to walk our Green Fashion Show runway and show off their eco -friendly dresses, outfits, and accessories.
This is a fun way for students and the community to come together to highlight an important issue. The students have a lot of fun doing this, and they look forward to it every year. They always come to the first meeting with excitement, ideas, and commitment.