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WATCH: Designs By Midlands Students Go On Display In The US

The outfits were made using only 100% recycled materials.

Designs by midlands teenagers have been showcased in the US. 

Students from Tullamore, Moate and Portlaoise, who took part in this year's Junk Kouture, had their creations on display at a NBA game between Phoenix Suns and  Milwaukee Bucks at the Footprint Centre in Phoenix. 

'Fight the Flame'; was made from fire hose from the Sacred Heart School, Tullamore, 'Attire' put together with bicycle tubing from Moate Community School, Truth Lies Within made with crocheted twine and leather from Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise.

Junk Kouture is making a splash stateside, with Irish designs appearing on American TV news as it was honoured with its first global award at the Footprint Sustainability Summit 2022 in Arizona this month.

Athlone's Katie Brill, Vice President for  PR and Communications at Junk Kouture, says;

"At Junk Kouture, we have a vision to enrich and empower the lives of young people through creativity and sustainability.

"We were delighted to win our first global award the Ocean Hero award at the Footprint Sustainability Summit in Phoenix, Arizona and it was so exciting to bring Irish designs over to America to showcase the great talent involved in Junk Kouture – which were then seen by Fox 10 viewers in Phoenix and everyone in attendance at the summit too!

"Thanks to the organisers for inviting us to be a part of a brilliant event.

"We have just launched in New York City and can’t wait to further expand across the West Coast with California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon as key target states for 2022."
 

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