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A dress made of 3000 transit passes

A dress made of 3000 transit passes

Violet Patrich's transit pass dress, made for the Garbage Fashion Show at Heritage Woods Secondary.

Here’s a young designer with a refreshing take on transit passes!

This picture was taken at the “Garbage Fashion Show” held at Heritage Woods Secondary. The first place winning dress made with 2700 fare transfers won first place in the show.

Violet Patrich, the designer of the dress, said this about her creation:

“I started out collecting discarded FareSavers on the ground around bus stops and the Skytrain. As a high school student, I take transit nonstop. After a while, I recruited friends and even friends of friends to gather their FareCards for me. I ended up collecting over 3000 passes (including transfers, prepaid tickets, monthly passes and U-Passes), 2700 of which compose the dress. The rest are scattered about my room.

The dress itself took about a week to construct. The base is shaped out of recycled chicken wire and there are six used hula hoops to keep its shape on the inside. The dress is inspired by Victorian era fashion, and has been dubbed the “Bus Pass Princess”.

With this dress I was hoping to promote waste reduction (reduce, reuse, recycle) and taking public transit instead of driving.”

Thanks for sharing your creation and reusing your tickets, Violet!

One more picture:

Violet Patrich's transit pass dress.

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