PURPOSE

This competition is being organised only on-line through social media.

This STITCH don’t DITCH competition will allow residents and designers in Victoria to display creativity to recreate an outfit using 2 or 3 preloved garments from their wardrobe or secondhand garments from friends. Can be an outfit for the races, a casual outfit, or even a beautiful new dress for a young child.

Before photos showing the pre-loved garments and a photo of the new garment modeled by you or a friend, must be included with the entry form.

There is also a soft toy category that must be made of recycled fabrics. We will donate these toys to families in need or to the Werribee Hospital.

We also have the Secondary College entries, Years 9/10 and 11/12, or students under 18 who have a recycled or an upcycled category.

Entries close on November 22nd, Finalists announced on November 26th, and Winners on 30th November.

Finalist garments will be on display at the Manor Lakes and Tarneit Central Shopping Centres.

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Prize Money

RECYCLED WEARABLE ART

  • 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $75, 3rd Prize $50.

UPCYCLED OUTFIT

  • 1st Prize $200, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50.

SCHOOL WITH MOST ENTRIES

  • 1st Prize $500.

RECYCLED WEARABLE ART

(Years 9&10)

  • 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $75, 3rd Prize $50.

(Years 11&12)

  • 1st Prize $200, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50.

RAGS TO RICHES 

(Registered Designers)

  • 1st Prize $1000, 2nd Prize $500, 3rd Prize $250.

(Victorian Residents/TAFE Students)

  • 1st Prize $900, 2nd Prize $500, 3rd Prize $200.

SOFT TOYS

  • 1st Prize $300, 2nd Prize $200.

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD

  • 1st Prize $250, 2nd Prize $200, 3rd Prize $50.

BACKGROUND/CONTEXT

Every 10 minutes, an estimated 6000kilos of textiles and clothing are dumped in landfill in Australia

Charities are overwhelmed, only 1% of total collected disposed garments ae recycled

100 billion garments are produced globally each year, with 33% going to landfill with the first year of purchase.

Ther textile industry is estimated to emit 8% of carbon emission, and 20% of the World’s waste.

SAVE OUR PLANET – Turn your pre-loved Garments into new fashions. 

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED!