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2016-03-14 16:24:28 -

Recycle your style for sustainable fashion


My name is Hilary and I attend Rosemont Secondary School, an all-girls Catholic school in Sandyford, Co Dublin. Four other girls in my class – Henrietta, Sofia, Roisín and Saidbh – and I entered a competition called One Good Idea sponsored by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). 

In the completion we had to think of an idea to help tackle energy efficiency and climate change. Our idea was under the topic Greener Fashion. Our project is called Recycle Your Style. We encourage people not to throw away old clothing, and to reinvent them using simple DIY methods.

We were picked as one of the top 50 teams in the whole of Ireland out of the more than 350 teams that entered. We advanced to the next round in the competition which was the ‘campaign’ stage, for which we have done various projects and activities, including an online survey called Recycle Your Style. Find the link at – we could be very grateful if you took part in the survey.

The website also has details of our Twitter and Instagram accounts where you can follow us and find out about our latest prizes, giveaways and events – such as our fashion show in Rosemont Secondary School, Enniskerry Road, Sandyford held on 3 March, and our upcoming giveaway for ‘Fashion Revolution Day’ on 24 April.

We need sponsors to help provide us with equipment and support to run our campaign for other events we’re planning for local shopping centres. The lucky sponsors would also be getting a lot of free publicity as we will be doing plenty of activities.

So please get involved by spreading the word on social media with the hashtag #fashyourtrash and help us to come first place!

And you can get in touch with us by email at

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