Trashion in Wikipedia

I´m so happy. I just found out that the term "trashion" can now be found also in Wikipedia. For me this feels like I have played a small part in creating and spreading a new word into the world that grew to be a concept. A part of popular culture... This is truly one of the words of DIYgeneration.

Read more on how I found trashion in defenition of trashion.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Trashion is a term for art, jewelry, fashion and objects for the home from used, thrown-out, found & repurposed elements.Trashion is a philosophy and an ethic. It encompasses environmentalism and innovation, and respects the human creative and healing potential. Making traditional objects out of recycled materials can be trashion. Making avant-garde fashion out of cast-offs or junk can be trashion. Similar to upcycling.

Initially Trashion was used to describe "art-couture-costume" usually linked to contests, or fashion shows -- however as recycling and 'green' fashion become more prevalent, trashion has taken a turn for the more wearable.

The term was first coined in New Zealand in 2004 and gained in usage through 2005.
The term trashion is now widely used in creative circles to describe any wearable item or accessory that is constructed using all or part materials that have been recycled, including clothing that has been thrifted and reconditioned."


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