- DHL Express will be the Official Logistics Partner of Junk Kouture in Ireland for 2023
- Junk Kouture challenges young people to design, upcycle and create high end Kouture from recycled Junk
Dublin, February 24th, 2023:
DHL, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services is delighted to announce its newest local Irish partnership with the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition for young people, Junk Kouture. The partnership will aim to raise awareness of sustainability issues while providing support for the young participants in line with DHL’s Go Green and Go Teach programmes.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Ciara Hynes, Brand, Communication & Marketing Manager, DHL Express Ireland, said: “One of the things that really stood out to us about Junk Kouture was our shared values in terms of sustainability and developing the future leaders of the world. As a logistics company we are aware of the impact our business has on the planet and with our expertise in sustainable logistics solutions we are aiming to reduce our logistics related emissions to zero by 2050. It made perfect sense to partner with Junk Kouture to provide them with our greener services while bringing Irish sustainable fashion to the international stage”
Junk Kouture CEO and founder Troy Armour said: “Over the past year, we have developed Junk Kouture to become a global brand with programmes active in six markets. This expansion has allowed us to amplify the importance of sustainability and how young people can play their part on a day-to-day basis. Aligning with DHL’s expertise in sustainable logistics solutions, Junk Kouture will play its part in providing a community of energized young changemakers who are actively seeking new ways to positively impact their own communities and society. The educational element of what we do connects with DHL’s ambition to make a positive contribution to helping the environment, therefore we are delighted to partner with DHL as they continue their efforts to raise awareness and work towards a more sustainable future.”
Back to the Future – Joshua Osabuehien and Solomon Eduard the current reigning World Designer of the Year with their creation Back to the Future constructed from an incredible mix of wire tubing, foam packaging, and scrap sheets of aluminium from a builder’s yard, an old shin guard, cable ties and fish wire.
Ex-Static – Zuzanna Cieslewicz and Cara Weber from Old Bawn Community School, Dublin created Ex-Static out of plastic trash bags, grocery store fruit bags, old insulation foam, cardboard, old tape, and string.