Trash Fashion 2018

2018.04 trash fashion latest news

Trash fashion is back for 2018!

Update: 9 July - Trash Fashion another great success for 2018. 

The Seaward Lions of Kaikōura very much appreciated the community support and the comments about The Recycled Trash Fashion Show 2018 has been excellent. “We have support in many ways by participants, schools, family, volunteers and local sponsors and Innovative Waste Kaikōura as our major sponsor supported by Environment Canterbury which make it an iconic Kaikōura Event. Plus support from the outlying areas of North Canterbury, Nelson, Picton and Blenheim. We are very fortunate to have some very talented people in all age groups with great innovations and stories behind the costumes.”


16 April - Trash Fashion is back for 2018!

When? Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018

Where? Kaikōura Memorial Hall

Who? Proudly bought to the community by The Lions Club of Seaward Kaikōura Inc in association with major sponsor Innovative Waste Kaikōura. Everyone is encouraged to take part, whether as a contestant or supporter. The money raised from the event will be donated to Community Services in Kaikōura.

Details: You can enter the show NOW!

If you wish to attend the show as a spectator, tickets will be on sale Monday 21 May 2018. 

All prizes have been donated by local businesses, with each one sponsoring a category. Enter now to be in to win!


Trash Fashion Kaikōura has been going since 1999 and was run yearly until 2006. Organising the show is a massive undertaking, which is why it is now run bi-annually. The Lions Club of Seaward Kaikōura have been able to donate over $100,000 throughout the years. Organisations they have donated to include Oaro Volunteer Fire Brigade, St. John, Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Kaikōura Fire Brigade, Kaikōura Coastguard and Kaikōura Health Centre.

There are some out of town judges for this years Trash Fashion, so lets show them what cool, quirky and crazy creative things Kaikōura can make.


2018 Categories for art are:

1. Kids' Art  - storyland adventure

2. Teens' Art - X factor extravaganza

3. Novice - under the sea

4. From the waist up - titillating top half

5. Open (male or female) - My old man's a...

6. Earthquake Opportunity - 80% greaseproof paper from the train

7. Colour - spots and stripes

8. Evening - glitz and glamour

The team have lots of greaseproof paper available for the "Earthquake Opportunity" category. The paper is from the train that was stranded after the earthquake. 80% of your design must be made with the paper for this category.

Get in touch with Phillippa on 319 6708 to get your hands on some and start creating!


You can enter Trash Fashion here.

You can read more about Trash Fashion here.

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