We packed the house with over 400 people at each of our two shows, raising just over $20,000 for REALMS’ distinctive education.
This year the show was elevated because of the quality and vision brought by 50 Central Oregon designers (24 of which were students from 10 local schools including Miller Elementary, Pine Ridge Elementary, Amity Creek, Bend High School, REALMS, Pacific Crest Middle School, Redmond Proficiency Academy, Cascades Academy, Mtn. View, and Summit High).
Given the weather and event postponement, we couldn’t have imagined the amount of support from the community with 25 Sponsors donating essential cash, beverages & services, 8 Business Challenge submission, 10 local vendors who also gave items to the silent auction, and additional other silent auction contributing businesses. Finally our 60+ dedicated volunteers from organizers, models, clean-up crew and everything in between
On behalf of the entire REALMS faculty, board of directors, and students, thank you again for your generosity and support.
2nd Grader; Bend La Pine School District
We wanted to give you an update on the snow removal at the Midtown Ballroom because we know you are wondering… Thank you to Jim Dickey and his hired crew who spent their day on Sunday clearing all of the snow off of the Midtown roof in preparation for our event.
We are excited to host our dress rehearsal at the Midtown Ballroom tonight and our show tomorrow night! We can’t wait to see you down there!!!
Tickets still available for both shows – buy tickets at the links below.
1st Show – 6pm // doors at 5pm
2nd Show – 8:30pm // doors at 7:30pm
ADJUSTED SHOW DATE: Wednesday, January 18th (Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Finalized)
Thank you for understanding our recent predicament! The postponement and date change for Rubbish Renewed were not taken lightly. Yesterday we made a tough decision to postpone the 7th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show. Given the unpredictable nature of this storm and changing nature of events in town, we have had to change our date once again, after realizing a conflict at our venue. We apologize for the confusion.
We will host our Dress Rehearsal next Tuesday, January 17th at The Midtown Ballroom.
The event will be WEDNESDAY, January 18th. Show times will remain the same.
We have contacted our major vendors and found that our show will be able to go on stronger than ever next week at The Midtown Ballroom. We understand that you have had to put many structures in place to be a part of our event this week. We hope that this announcement affords you some relief and that we’ll be able to count on your participation next week too.
We can’t wait to see you at the show!
In 2015, where we saw crowds of close to 800 people, we generated a 1/4 can of trash. Two of Rubbish Renewed organizers got into the bin at the end of the night, on top of the ONLY trash of the night, to prove it!
We educate, we inspire, and we walk our talk. From the beginning, hosting a large-scale event with little environmental impact has been a core part of our mission. How do we host a fundraising event with crowds of close to 1,000 people in the course of an evening and not generate a ton of trash? We consult the experts. ReThink Waste and Bend Garbage and Recycling are two sponsors who help us get as close as we can to zero waste. Bend Garbage and Recycling provide the bins and service, while ReThink Waste runs and trains the crowd at the event, helping them sort their waste accordingly.
As you can see from the photo above, we’ve been successful!
Rubbish Renewed continues to divert a ton of trash from the landfill. Last year, Rubbish Renewed achieved their 2015 goal and again only filled 1/4 can full of trash. This has been possible by supportive sponsors, socially conscious participants, and policies and structures (such as mandating compostable serving ware throughout the event) that ensure we continue to divert waste from the landfill, instead of contribute to it.
Now in 2017, where we will see crowds on Thursday night of well over 1,000 people, wait to see if we can fit all three organizers in the 35-gallon bin destined for the landfill.
View the full video from 2015 on our Facebook page.
In addition to the two runway shows at 6:00pm (doors at 5pm; all ages) and 8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm; 21+), the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Fundraiser has more to offer its guests. The doors open for each of our two shows one hour before the show’s start time. Come early to enjoy delicious food from Barrio Restaurant’s Food Truck , shop in the Pop Up Marketplace and Silent Auction, and enjoy a local beverage from one of two drink service areas. Thank you to the following beverage sponsors: Boneyard Beer, Atlas Cider, and Bend Distillery.
Do you have your tickets?
As we ring in the new year, reflect on years past, and make plans to create a brighter 2017, it seems like the right time to share the story behind our annual Rubbish Renewed “Community Garment” creation. At each of our two shows, you will see this year’s “Community Garment”, which was inspired from pledges gathered at December’s “First Friday.”
On Friday, December 2nd, the Bend community came together at Cosa Cura to take pledges for the planet. People asked, “What one action can I take to lower my impact on the planet?” Pledges were written directly on discarded CD’s, which will be integrally pieced in the 2017 “Community Garment.”
The 2017 “Community Garment” will grace both runway shows, spreading the messages, and making a community shift for a more environmentally sustainable planet. Look for this special garment on the runway!
Dante Biancucci, modeling the 2016 Community Garment
Photos: Paula Bullwinkle
Selfie before the runway.
For our 2016 show we tried something new, a group of inspired photographers capturing their individual views of the event. What came out of this was a distinctive montage of stories. Link to the gallery, In the Green Room 2016 – with photographer Paula Bullwinkel, for a unique peek behind the scenes of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show.
Buy your tickets today for the 2017 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show! Thursday, January 12th at the Midtown Ballroom. Link to tickets: