I’m hearing rumblings throughout the district’s schools of creative kids rummaging for refuse, sketching designs during dinner, and covert clothing creations. There is no question that young people are the passion behind the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show style and environmental mission. More importantly they are the power behind change in our community, country, and world! Experience the students innovative energy through Joy Mitsui’s photos from our January 18, 2018 runway event.
Rubbish Renewed has been incredibly lucky, over the past few years, to have Joe Kline, Bulletin photographer and seasoned professional, spend time with us at our dress rehearsal or show. Last January, dress rehearsal was featured in the Bulletin with the slide show below. And Joe also spent time on a goal of his, experimenting with lighting in his portraits (link to the right). Enjoy this first post in the series of photos coming from last year’s January 18, 2018 event.
Join us Friday, January 25th, 2019 for the 9th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show!
It’s hats and sweaters and wintery things, coupled with an obsession for Project Runway, that inspired 2 teachers at REALMS Middle School to imagine Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show 9 years ago. The school had temporarily moved into D-Hall at Pilot Butte from the old (now demolished) portables. We had water and bathrooms for the first time, and were enjoying a warm central meeting place between classes where our office staff crammed between ovens and counters in the defunct home-ec room. Amy was wearing one of her Castaways skirts, beautifully crafted by Lloyd McMullen, and I must have been
sporting some funky refashioned piece I’d created before teaching dominated my time. Although the exact words elude me now, Amy approached and exclaimed something like, “We need to start a trash fashion show to rise up the waste issue and these cool sweatery mashed up clothes people are making! Someone else is going to do it if we don’t.” It was that moment that launched us into the amazing world of trash fashion, and Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show was born.
Look for: Part 2 – The Covert Creation of Show #1, and 2018 Show Galleries posted soon!
9th Annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Friday, January 25th 2019
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!
Here is the full list! Atlas Cider, BBT Architects, Moonfire and Sun, Pronghorn, ReStore, Silverado, Utilitusew
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.
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: