Environmental festival designs clothes from recyclable materials
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CAIRO: The first Egyptian Festival for Environment on April 24 will teach children about recycling through its “Waraa Adeema,” or “Old Paper” event.

The event, organized by Club 25 for blood donation, is the result of an idea by Emad Hawas and Maha Mohsen, a designer who uses recyclable materials to design clothes, Mohsen told El-Bayt el-Kebeer” TV program on Al-Hayah 2 Channel April 14.

The focus of the festival is to introduce the idea that recycling “can be used in our daily lives,” especially for children who are the “seed for the future of our community” said Mohsen.

Mohsen said anyone who wants to participate should bring five kilos of scrap paper to donate, which will be sold, and the money gained will go to support devices for the hearing impaired, she told Al-Hayah.

Emad Hawas Head of the Club 25 for blood donation told Youm7 that the event is the result of six months of preparation to promote for recycling in a creative way.

The Minister of Environment will also be invited to the event which will include a fashion show with paper clothes, he said.

Waraa Adeema’s administration announced that singers Mai Selim and Mai Kassab are to be honored by the festival for wearing dresses made out of newspapers and Magazine papers as this is a promotion for the idea of preserving environment, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm March 17.

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