Garbage To Glam Upcycling™ named 2016 Toy of the Year Award Finalist

Fashion Angels kits enable tweens to save the planet while having fun

Nov 24, 2015, 13:13 ET from Fashion Angels

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Garbage To Glam Upcycling, a line of activity kits designed to help tweens turn everyday household refuse such as plastic bags, plastic bottles, discarded T-shirts and old games and toys into beautiful crafts from Fashion Angels, is a finalist for a 2016 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award. The new product is in consideration for Activity Toy of the Year, which features indoor toys that inspire creative play.

With 92 percent of tweens reporting that they are somewhat or very concerned about the environment, according to a national survey of 1,200 Boys & Girls Club members, Garbage To Glam Upcycling from Fashion Angels is the perfect outlet for kids to have fun making one-of-a-kind crafts while actively helping to safeguard the environment.

Fashion Angels' Garbage To Glam Upcycling product line features four unique kits, each of which focuses on repurposing a different household refuse item into beautiful craft projects. The four kits include Plastic Bottles, Plastic Bags, Old T-Shirts and Toys & Games that are no longer played with. Each of the four kits comes with a project inspiration guide, instructions and the tools and materials to help complete the Upcycling projects.

Presented by the Toy Industry Association, the TOTY Awards are considered the Oscars of the toy industry. Award winners are chosen through a voting process that includes input from experts in the field in addition to an online fan vote. Fans can vote through Jan. 17 by visiting  

"The tweens we spoke with during the development of our Upcycling kits told us they are concerned with the health of the environment, and that being green and recycling are very important to them," said Goldi Miller, founder and president of Fashion Angels Enterprises. "To be recognized by our peers and the Toy Industry Association is an honor and serves as further validation that through products like our Upcycling line, having fun can also have a positive impact on the world we live in."

Award winners will be announced during a ceremony in New York City on Feb. 12. Winners are chosen through a voting process that includes ballots from members of the Toy Industry Association, mass retailers and specialty retailers, journalists and bloggers, along with the fan vote.

Garbage To Glam Upcycling activity kits are available in specialty toy stores, Barnes & Noble, mass retailers and online at

About Garbage To Glam Upcycling
Garbage To Glam Upcycling provides a practical guide to ways that tweens can repurpose household items that would otherwise be discarded and gives them the tools, inspiration and instructions that enable them to upcycle those items into beautiful and unique Arts & Crafts projects.

About Fashion Angels Enterprises
The Milwaukee-based Fashion Angels Enterprises, established in 1996, is the leading designer and manufacturer of tween girls' lifestyle and activity products. Fashion Angels' mission is to provide tween girls with experiences that inspire them to Find Their Wings; to believe in themselves and to be proud of what they can do. For additional information, please visit the company website at and for the most up to the minute information and to interact with Fashion Angels, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Vine.



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