Trashion. a portmanteau of “trash” and “fashion” is a term for art, jewelry, fashion and objects for the home created from used, thrown-out, found and repurposed elements.
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 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.
Trashion is a philosophy and an ethic encompassing environmentalism and innovation. Making traditional objects out of recycled materials can be trashion, as can making avant-garde fashion from cast-offs or junk. It springs from a desire to make the best use of limited resources. Trashion is similar to upcycling and refashion, although it began with specific fashion aspirations. Like upcycling, trashion generates items that are valued again, but these may be low-cost or high-cost, perhaps depending on the skill of the artist.
Junkohol tries to develop new innovative products that are made from thrown-out materials and turn them into desirable fashionable items