Trash Fashion – supported by the Chamber of Fashion Malta

Trash Fashion
Six teams from five different schools participated in TRASH FASHION a fashion show initiated by WasteServe as part of the Company’s DONT WASTE WASTE CAMPAIGN.
DIZZ Group who represent multiple International fashion brands in Malta, donated a fabulous prize of €1000 to the winning team.


Students were inspired to look creatively at objects that are not recyclable, and which would otherwise end up in a landfill. They could choose from items including textiles, rubber, foam and wood-based materials.

The teams were from Sir M A Refalo sixth form, St. Benedict’s College, MCAST Institute for Creative Arts, MCAST Gozo Campus and Verdala International School.

Students imaginatively recycled and re-invented jewellery from rubber tyres and broken ceramics. Items of clothing were made from vegetable sacks, mesh screening, denim and leather amongst other materials. There was even a skirt decorated with coloured pencils.

The competition overall winners were JUNIOR FASHIONISTAS from St. Benedict’s College Secondary School, Kirkop who won 6 of the 7 categories.  Their inspirational outfit was enthusiastically modelled by Sarah Scicluna.

The winner of the best accessory was won by HAIR DIVAS from MCAST GOZO who created a beautiful hair decoration.

The evening was introduced by and awards given by Dr. Jose Herrera, Minister for The Environment who complimented the teams for promoting sustainable fashion.
Chucky Bartolo compered the show.

Judges were Nicole Chetcuti and stylist Drew from DIZZ GROUP,  Penny Apap Brown, Academic Director of The Chamber of Fashion Malta Foundation and representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Waste Serve.

Textiles and Fashion Design will be introduced as a subject in all secondary schools across Malta and Gozo in 2019 and is already being taught as a two-year diploma course at MCAST.

Chamber of Fashion Malta Launched

Malta Chamber of Fashion

On 24 November at the Chamber of Commerce of Malta, the official launch of the Malta Chamber took place and was inaugurated by Honourable Dr. Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice and Culture.

The Malta Chamber of Fashion mainly aims to collaborate with foreign countries (especially Italy) on various projects involving the fashion sector.

The members of the Chamber of Fashion Malta:

  • (President),
  • Dr Juliana Scerri Ferrante (Founder)
  • Ms. Dorianne Mamo (Vice President)
  • Mr Giuseppe Racioppi (Vice President for Italy),
  • Dr. Fabio Benvenuti Capo, Dr. Marcello Noce,
  • Ms. Penny Apap Brown (Academic Director)
  • Miss Ilaria Pascali
  • Mrs Marina Bertucci (press officer for Italy)
  • Ms. Moira Chetcuti (Events Director)

On this occasion, a protocol between the Chamber of Fashion Malta and the Italian Cultural Institute for the diffusion of fashion and tailoring craftsmanship and culture between the two countries was signed.

Participating in the launch were also designers from Italy and Malta showcasing their clothes on both live models and mannequins.