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A Tour of Live Trashion* Shows from Marina DeBris' Collection "Beach Couture" *trashion: fashions made from washed up beach trash

The International Trashion Fashion Show features the always whimsical, often outrageous, and sometimes lovely trash couture (made entirely of beach litter) created by American born artist Marina DeBris.

While entertaining audiences, the tour will help Marina to gain exposure  and continue creating pieces that help to spur awareness of plastic pollution.

There will be 3 venues for the show. The first will be in Sydney at the EcoXpo on the 12 & 13th of May. There will be 2 live shows and the outfits will also be on display throughout the event. Following that, the show heads to Japan to meet up with 5 Gyres and Pangaea Exploration for the launch of the research  expedition through the tsunami debris field. The live show will take place at The Green Room Festival on the 19 & 20th of May. The following Sunday, models will be sporting the outfits at the infamous Harajuku and Yoyogi Park

The funding amount will be used to cover air travel and shipping costs from Los Angeles to Sydney and Tokyo. Please note that an additional $500 - $1000 to cover accommodation and transportation within Sydney & Tokyo will be needed so please don't stop giving once the goal is reached! And, if you happen to have air miles to donate in lieu of funds please contact Marina. Accommodations in Australia will be provided by friends and models will be donating their time for the cause.

Rewards (l to r): $7 (Pearl Button+Souvenir Card); $12 (ChicoBag); $25 (Set of Pearls Cards or $100 for a 16"x20" Pearls Print); $50 (De Bris Brooch or Ring)

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    Cute as a button 1.25" button with an image from the collection of "Pearls Before Swine" and a Souvenir of Los Angeles postcard. (see pictures below)

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    Reusable VITA rePETe® ChicoBag made from 99% recycled materials. Your choice of Atlantic Blue or Earth logo. (see pictures below)

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    Set of 4 different "Pearls Before Swine" limited edition cards with envelopes. (see pictures below)

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    One of a kind, hand made (No More) Plastic DeBris Badge. (see pictures below)

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    16"x20" print from the collection of "Pearls Before Swine". (see pictures below)

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    Trash collection with Marina DeBris on a Los Angeles beach of your choice (airfare not included) and a print from the collection of "Pearls Before Swine". (see pictures below)

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    A live Trashion Show at a venue in Los Angeles (venue fees not included) OR an outfit from the Limited Trashion Collection "Beach Couture"!

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