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POP hosts fashion show celebrating sustainability

A dress made of plastic bags from a previous Trash’n Fash’n Show; the annual event raises money and awareness for Plastic Ocean Project and is slated to take place in June. (Courtesy POP)

NEW HANOVER — A local nonprofit will host a fashion show at the New Hanover County Arboretum to celebrate sustainability, with proceeds benefiting the mitigation of plastic pollution in the ocean.

The annual Trash’n Fash’n Show will take place June 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at New Hanover County Arboretum (6206 Oleander Dr.). It welcomes designers to create outfits from recycled and repurposed materials.

There also will be refreshments from A&M’s Red Food Truck and live music by Gilligan’s Island. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.

Tickets are $10 or $5 for ages 17 and under, with proceeds benefiting Plastic Ocean Project. The nonprofit promotes sustainable practices and ways to keep the ocean free of plastic. 

More details can be found here

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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