Apr 17, 2023

NH Girl Scout earns Gold Award with project on sustainable fashion

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A Girl Scout from Amherst has earned the Gold Award for working on a project about upcycling and sustainable fashion.

Anya Merriman-Mix is a member of Troop 11607 and a senior at the Dublin School.

She helped create and run a class on sustainable fashion in her school.

"Donating clothes doesn't have the positive impact most people think it will," Merriman-Mix said in her final report for her project. "There just isn't enough of a need for all of the unwanted clothes in people's closets, and much of what's donated isn't desirable."

She ran a workshop for girls ages 7 to 9 on upcycling, where they made no-sew tote bags and dream catchers with T-shirt yarn.

The Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouts.