How would you react to a friend wearing a paper grocery-bag couture dress adorned with trash ornaments on a runway? In 2010 this fashion-forward piece graced our runway, making an aesthetic statement for the environment. Conscientious residents of Bend created the Community Garment, making their often unconscious choices conscious by pledging to reduce their consumption and waste. In 2011, we were inspired by the sterile hospital dressing that protects surgical instruments and is later tossed into our landfills.
These are the types of fashion statements that don’t cost a lot of money, but move down the runway delivering a provocative message; A clear message to rethink waste, our habits, and to decrease our impact on the planet.
This weekend Rubbish Renewed invites YOU to come out, rethink your habits, and make a pledge to decrease your consumption and waste. Join us at Bend’s downtown Fall Festival to create the 2012 Community Garment. Find the Rubbish Renewed crew near the junction of Oregon & Wall in downtown Bend 11-5pm Saturday & Sunday.