The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show team starts working on next year’s event 6 months before the show date, in early August. Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form and we’ll be in touch during the summer to get you started. We do our best to align your talents and time with our needs. We have many volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved. No prior experience necessary!!!
We look forward to working with you on our next show!!!
On Thursday, January 18th, the Bend community showed up for arguably the best Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show yet! The 8th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show brought innovative designs, record-breaking crowds, and a fundraising spirit. Rubbish Renewed raised just over $24,000 for Realms Middle School – At Realms, our vision is to foster scholarship, strengthen community, and inspire stewardship through active learning.
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, the stage, sound and lights were set by sponsor, Sonic Solutions, for an amazing audience experience. The 8th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show returned to the Midtown Ballroom for arguably the best show yet!!
Stay tuned this week for 2018 Rubbish Renewed Reflections.
Who will you cast your Business Challenge vote for? Two more Business Challenge competitors give us a preview of what is to come.
ReStore, our only 7 time Business Challenge participant, debuts Chain, Chain, Chain created from torn chair salvaged leather, used circular saw blades, chains and washers. No question this will be one to beat!
Silverado, first time Business Challenge competitor, is using jewelry pouches, strands of beads and broken stones donated by some of our artists, broken chains, jewelry boxes, and ribbon ends to create this elegant piece.
Come out and support your favorite competitor and help decide who will win the 2018 Coveted Trash Trophy!
A few photos popped into the Rubbish Renewed inbox in the last few days. Here is the first sneak peek into 2018’s Business Challenge competition! Bring your friends and your voting block to support your pick for the Coveted Trash Trophy!
How many cups of tea does it take to create a garment? Luckily at BBT Architects they support the team with a tea array! Their sustainable building design vision comes to the runway with BBTea! “The garment is constructed of a year’s worth of discarded tea labels and strings tied together to create a 100% reused dress that is not your typical cup of tea.”
With a more modest approach to business casual, Pronghorn proposes a Jacket made with old sheets and wine corks and a dress of patio furniture covers. Clean lines and polished production make this wearable pair ready to play a round on Pronghorn’s reused water quenched greens.
Check back for more Business Challenge sneak peaks. The show is just 1 week away! Get your tickets today!
One of my favorite parts of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is the Business Challenge competition. Each year a group of businesses, dedicated to sustainable practices, come together to celebrate sustainability, support REALMS education, and compete for the Coveted Trash Trophy.
Back this year are ReStore, Atlas Cider, BBT Architects, and Utilitusew. And for their first Business Challenge Moonfire and Sun, Pronghorn, and Silverado.
Look for a sneak peak in the next few days of 2018 Business Challenge pieces in progress.
Check out 3 of the competitors from last year’s Business Challenge competition:
2017 Atlas Cider Photo: Dan Galecki
2017 BBT Architects Photo: Dan Galecki
2017 ReStore Photo: Dan Galecki
Thank you to the 7 years of diverse businesses who have shared their passion and dedication to practices that inspire community for a sustainable earth.
We’re excited to announce that our 2018 Rubbish Renewed Marketplace is full!
Marketplace?! On January 18th, your ticket to the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show buys more than just a fantastic, eye-catching runway show. It gives you an entire experience, including the opportunity to shop at our Marketplace. The Rubbish Renewed Marketplace features 8 vendors who create innovative and artistic products with a sustainability-bent.
For each of our two shows, the doors open one hour before, giving you ample time to shop at the Marketplace and Silent Auction. For the first show, at 6pm, the doors open at 5pm and for the second show at 8:30pm, the doors will open at 7:30pm.
The 2018 Marketplace will feature 8 creative artists this year: Simon Kujak of Im One Creations, Marianne Prodehl of Junk to Jems, Rob Walker of Arbor Time, John Sweet of Bike Gate Studio, Heidi Wright of Safari Blankets, Sarah Viles of The Homeslice, Jacque Reeves of Junque in Bloom, and Erick Hefflefinger who creates beautiful mixed material wood art.