Trash to Fash: An Upcycling Competition [Applications]

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Thank you for your interest in Trash to Fash. Applications for the competition have closed. Please visit the Trash to Fash website or the Trash to Fash Facebook page for more information. If you have any queries, please drop us an email at

Fancy a challenge that puts your fashion design skills to the test while benefitting the environment?

Keen to learn more about sustainable fashion, or work with recycled PET fabric?

Want to meet with the sustainable fashion industry players and learn from them?

If you answered yes, we want you!

Trash to Fash is the first-ever upcycling competition by Temasek, in conjunction with Ecosperity Week 2019, co-organised by Tabula Rasa, and supported by Miniwiz, DesignSingapore Council and MINDS.


  • Learn about the circular economy and the value of ‘trash’

  • Experience how trash can be upcycled into fashionable apparel

  • Undergo a guided process to create wearable pieces using recycled PET fabric


  • Individuals or teams of 2-3 people

  • Anyone aged 17 and above

  • Anyone with an interest and passion for sustainability and fashion - no design background necessary (but having some basic apparel-making skills is encouraged)

Note: Participants will need to design an apparel based on a challenge statement, and film a 2-3 minute pitch video featuring the finished product.


  • 4 - 18 Mar: Application and Evaluation Process

  • 25 Mar: Announcement of 25 selected individuals/teams

  • 30 Mar: Competition briefing (compulsory) and workshop for by leading industry mentors

  • 7 Apr - 12 May: Work on your apparel / Filming of video

  • 21 May: Announcement of top 8 teams

  • 3 Jun: Finale Fashion Show at Temasek Shophouse Launch

  • 5 Jun - 7 Jun: Exhibition at Innovation Showcase at Ecosperity Week


Stand a chance to win cash prizes worth S$8,000 at the Fashion Show Finale event, have your design exhibited at Ecosperity Week in June 2019 to an audience of over 2,000 global sustainability leaders, and showcase your apparel at an exciting runway show!


For enquiries, please email

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