With the increase in education about recycling, especially during this rainy
season, students from the Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design (JACCD) were tasked to also take up
recycling as an innovative project.
Using plastic bottles, water sachets and plastic bags, students from JACCD created functional and
conceptual outfits that will leave you asking if indeed they were made of plastic.
Mrs. Eleanor Ashitey, Head of the Fashion Design Department at JACCD stated:
“Projects are done to bring out the creativity and originality in students. It is also to open the minds of
the students to the fact that Fashion is more than just buying fabric on the market and making an outfit.
Fashion is a way to communicate. This is the right time to speak to the plastic menace in our country
and begin to open minds on ways plastic can be reused. Our students spoke to this menace in a truly
inspiring way and I was left amazed by the depth of thinking that went into these pieces.”
As the leading fashion college in Ghana, JACCD has been in existence for over 25 years offering top-
notch education in Fashion Design and Graphic Design. Visit or for more pictures on the recycling project.
See some recycled garments below:

Images attached separately and labeled by name of student. Descriptions below

Outfit by Jeffery Odonkor
Concept: Top made from plastic bottle and skirt made from water sachets. Outfit speaks to the pollution
in the ocean and the harm to our sea life.


Outfit by: Lucy Ohenewa Vanden-Bossche
Concept: Raincoat made from water sachets. Use of water sachets in a functional way for everyday life.

Outfit by: Emmanuella Odor

Concept: Outfit made from water sachets. Rocket made from refill bottles and flames made from plastic
bottles. Fabric around the rocket signifies the people of the earth that are being overwhelmed by plastic
waste. The sister of Captain Planet is ready to take on the plastic menace in Ghana.

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