We did it…with YOU! – just under $22,000 for REALMS Magnet School.

blog postAre you still buzzing from our show last week?  We are too!  We did it…with YOU!

We had another successful fundraising event.  The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show was back for the 6th year and we saw bigger than ever numbers, making this one of Bend’s greatest loved events.  We saw greater than 500 people through our doors for each of our two shows, we found the generous support from 25 Bend business sponsors, we enlisted the creativity of 60+ models and designers, and employed more than 30 dedicated volunteers to raise just under $22,000 for REALMS Magnet School.

We would like to thank everyone who came to support Rubbish Renewed and REALMS Magnet School.  The entire evening was a true success and absolutely showcased how we can transform trash and inspire community for a sustainable earth.  We appreciate the time, effort and innovation of this year’s designers and could absolutely not do this event without YOU.  Your one of a kind garments were impressive and helped create another unique show.  The student designers continue to “wow” the audience with their creativity and collaboration, and after all these years we continue to see new materials on the runway.  A testament to your designing spirit and environmental consciousness.


Our Headline Sponsors:  Habitat for Humanity ReStore for continuing to be an integral part of our event for the 6th year; through your sponsorship, we are able to provide the infrastructure and materials to put on Rubbish Renewed, Sonic Solutions for providing the professional runway stage and lights, Flip Flop Sounds for the stellar music and DJ, and  Tambi Lane Photography for your pre-event promotional photos.  We truly could not do this without YOU!

Our Additional Event Sponsors:  Bend Electric Bikes, Camp Nor’wester, PlantLife Clothing, Rescue Collective, The Environmental Center/ReThink Waste, and Wabi Sabi.

ReThink Waste  for helping our audience sort their waste from the show, ultimately contributing only one 1/4 can to the landfill.

Our Runway Hair Crew from  Bishops Barbershop who set the style for the night!  Than you to Sam and Crew:  Jennifer, Jyl, Shannon, Mizmi, Jessie, and Heather for creating the perfect look to compliment each unique garment, while creating a subtle theme, tying all the looks together!

Our Photography CrewJoe Kline, Paula Bullwinkle, Heaven McArthur, Krystal Collins for helping us tell the whole Rubbish Renewed story through the moments captured by YOU.  Like our Rubbish Renewed Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram (#rubbishrenewed) for the 2016 photos!  Coming Soon!!!

Our Media Support: The Source, Cascade A & E, 1017fm for helping us get the word out! 

Our esteemed Emcee, Jessie Russell, for your timing and wit.

Our Auctioneer, Zach Richards, for your steadfastness and easy-going spirit.

Our Runway Make-Up Crew created by this talented team:  Misa, Kimberly, Moon, Hayer, Kate, Sheena, Mayra, and Rocio

Our VIP Table Sponsor; Broken Top Bottle Shop for the delicious appetizers.

Our Food Cart, Barrio,  for serving up the “yums”.

Our Green Room Sponsor, Jackson’s Corner, for keeping our models fed through copious amounts of homemade pizzas.

Our Midtown Hosts, Jim & Jennifer, for working with our multifaceted event.  It wasn’t Mac Miller or Snoop Dogg;)

Our Beverage Sponsors, Boneyard Beer, Atlas Cider, and Crater Lakes Vodka for keeping us hydrated all night.

Our Marketplace Coordinators; Sandy Reed & Mare Schelz for organizing the vendors, creating the best lay out yet, and ensuring that all our artists had a great experience.

Our Silent Auction Coordinator; Anna Ruder for nearly doubling our net revenue and building a greater community through donation acquisition.

Our Front Door Hosts; Roger White, Jennifer Scalley, & Genna Dynice for welcoming and taming the crowd.

Our VIP Table Servers; Phoebe Schaab & Fiona Lintner for your ease, flexibility, and welcoming spirit.

Our VIP Host; Chelsea Callicott for always making people feel welcome and “seen.”

Our Live Auction Coordinator; Kellen Bateham for your confidence in organizing our garment watchers and ensuring they did their job.

Our Display Diva; Erin Diamond for your creative and eye-catching displays.  Thank you for getting the word out to our audience!

…and of our course our fearless guides and cheerleaders; Amy Anderson, Karen Holm, & Allison Murphy for your beautiful collaboration and hundreds of hours that you pour into this event.


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