“It’s not about the Price Tag!”

Trash Fashion 2011


The Forest of Dean Youth Forum held the much loved “Trash Fashion” event on Sunday 20th November at Lakers School- and the theme for 2011 was “Pop Icons”. Over 40 young people were involved from across the Forest of Dean.


The audience enjoyed four stunning catwalk presentations from Newent Community School, Heywood School, CANDI Cinderford and Gloucestershire Youth Support Service. The standard was extremely high from all teams, and featured wild and creative use of recycled materials, ranging from ruffles made from scented plastic bags, to frilly tutus made of folded newspaper and trainers made from cola cans.


Winning prizes of tickets to The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham were awarded to CANDI, and second prize- tickets to Bristol Fashion Week, were awarded to Gloucestershire Youth Support Service.

The show was packed full of entertainment from Found in the Forest Youth Theatre, CANDI Dance and Singing sensation- Fran Brown.

Trash Fashion was organised by the young people from the Forest of Dean Youth Forum and was supported with funding from the New Grove Trust.  Donations were collected for Children in Need. 

Fashion can indeed be free- and as the winning team demonstrated to us all- It’s not about the Price Tag!