It’s the trash fashion that IS the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show. Without it, there would be no event. Each designer brings his or her unique passion, inspiration, and creativity, but no matter their differences, a common bond lingers: transforming trash, inspiring community for a sustainable earth.
This season on our blog, we’ll showcase some of our artists in our Behind the Scene Designer Series. Enjoy the journey into the midden with trash fashionistas!
Artist 1 – Tiina McDermott
RR: What do you do in real life when you’re not designing and creating trash fashion?
TM: I’m a student at COCC and a mom, while working part time.
RR: How did you get started as a trash fashion designer?
TM: I had a friend bring me a bunch of inner tubes, because she was troubled by always tossing them away while working at a local sport shop. She told me I was creative and thought I should be able to come up with something. That’s exactly what I did. Starting with figuring out how to clean the tubes, and then all I had to do was to create something.
RR: What hooked you on our Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show event?
TM: Three years ago I was involved with the marketplace and found that I wanted to participate with the fashion show part more. So, I found a model and started getting into it the last two years.
RR: What inspires your creations?
TM: My daughter is my first inspiration, and I love being sustainable. Working with a material like inner tubes, teaches me to be flexible.
The 5th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is thrilled to welcome Tiina into the Business Challenge competition as the designer for Aspect Boards & Brews’ garment this season! Thanks Tiina for all you bring to the show. We can’t wait to see your trash transformation this year.