NEWS & EVENTS
BEHIND THE DESIGN SERIES:
The educational outcomes that students achieve by participating in JUNK KOUTURE:
1. PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
Junk Kouture’s Personal Transformation is centred around 4 actions – ICES - Inspire Create Empower Succeed.
By INSPIRING our young people to CREATE, the journey, we invite them on, EMPOWERS them to SUCCEED, not only in the competition but in their lives. It is truly personal transformation.
To create this transformation, we deliver 3 educational pillars, creating Circular Engineers, who are confident, big thinkers and who hold sustainability at the centre of that big thinking.
They have the bravery to create their own way, and the vision to use their creative skills to see other people’s waste as raw materials. This is the first step on creating a totally circular new world.
Entrepreneurship is the “realisation” that you can create your own job versus getting one. Traditional “entrepreneurship” programs in schools are about copying a “business” idea and preparing for a “business fair”. Junk Kouture does not teach like this, entrepreneurship is about “big thinking”, “overcoming real challenges”, “sacrifice” and “the pursuit of a vision”.
The JK competition process is designa garment (your business idea) – makeit (prototyping) –get peopletovote foritonline (mass marketing) and then presentitandtheirtheme onastage in1minute (elevator pitch) – across those 4 areas students will learn new skills – students will sacrifice other things to perfect their product, students will find ways to mass market their design and will rehearse and perfect their elevator pitch so that it impresses an audience of 5,000 in under 1 minute.
The result creates an empowerment in all of them that helps them realise that the ability to design their own careers is inside of them – it just needs to be awakened.
3. PLANET TRANSFORMATION
To change the planet, we have to change the mindset of a Generation. Gen Z are at the right age to change the world – they are the new travellers, the new dreamers, the future leaders in homes, communities, companies, and our countries. They are micro-broadcasters – they communicate in new and faster ways – without borders – without labels. If we can influence their thinking in the right way, we can affect the biggest change the world has ever seen.
Over the last 10 years we have worked hard – 1 young person at a time – changing mindsets, not by driving but by leading.
Awakening young people to the realisation that not all trash is waste – infact if viewed in a new way it is the raw material for something new we can pull our planet back from the biggest crisis it has ever faced.