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Recycled Fashion Show set for Nov. 5 to benefit water projects in Kenya

October 15, 2010 -- MSU News Service

An unidentified artist models a dress she designed and constructed for the 2009 fashion show organized by MSU's chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She made the dress out of plastic bags and the bow out of red bubble wrap. (Photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders).    High-Res Available

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BOZEMAN -- Dresses made from newsprint and bike tires? Tin can Tuxedos? It must be time for the 3rd annual Engineers Without Borders Recycled Fashion Show!

The event will be held November 5th at 7:00 in the MSU Student Union Building Ballrooms. Tickets are $7 ($5 with an MSU Cat Card) in advance and $8 at the door and are available at Cactus Records on Main Street.

All proceeds from the event go to support an interdisciplinary student led effort to provide innovative community based aid work to primary schools in rural Western Kenya. Since 2004, EWB has sent over 75 MSU students to Khwisero, implemented 7 deep water wells and 6 composting latrines in an effort to decrease the rate of water borne illnesses and help empower young students who spend hours of each day collecting water for their families. As a result, students spend less time walking to get water and more time in the classroom. Halfway around the world here in Bozeman, we walk (on the catwalk) so others don't have to.

At the Engineers Without Borders Recycled Fashion Show, come watch students, community members, and families parade extraordinary outfits constructed out of everything from milk jugs to inflatable pool toys.

Groove to the beats of DJ Wookie, and come dressed to impress in your own homespun creation. Not only is the Recycled Fashion Show a good cause, it's also a heck-of-a good time! How often do we get the chance to duct-tape phone book pages to ourselves and call it hot couture?

For more about Engineers Without Borders, visit:

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or