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!
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.
Back this year are ReStore, Atlas Cider, BBT Architects, and Utilitusew. And for their first Business Challenge Moonfire and Sun, Pronghorn, and Silverado.
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:
2017 Atlas Cider Photo: Dan Galecki
2017 BBT Architects Photo: Dan Galecki
2017 ReStore Photo: Dan Galecki
Thank you to the 7 years of diverse businesses who have shared their passion and dedication to practices that inspire community for a sustainable earth.
2017 Business Challenge Gallery posted today!
Winner of the 2017 Coveted Trash Trophy! Atlas Cider Designer: Panambi Elliott Photo: Nick Kealey
Click on the image to the right to enjoy the 2017 Business Challenge Designs on the runway.
Competing for the Coveted Trash Trophy, 6-10 businesses show their trash fashion prowess and celebrate their sustainable efforts in the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show’s Business Challenge. Every year I’m blown away by the manipulation of each business’ trash into a diversity of styles. Although Rubbish Renewed has passed 7 seasons, our Business Challenge is a year behind, only 1 business has competed in all 6 . . .
Showcasing a team of creative designers and talented models, see the last 6 years of ReStore Business Challenge Style!
Click photos below for larger slideshow.
Photo: Nick Kealey
Photo: Heaven McArthur
Photo: Tambi Lane
Photo: Tambi Lane
Photo: Tambi Lane
Photo: Tambi Lane
In order from 2017-2012. See Galleries for more information on the garments’ designers, models, and materials.
Thanks to the businesses who have participated in the past. Click on the business name to link to their website.
Although this is our 7th Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show, this year features our 6th Business Challenge! Added year 2, to showcase the exceptional sustainability practiced in Bend, the Business Challenge is an audience supported, friendly competition for the Coveted Trash Trophy. However to us, it centers on celebrating our forward thinking community and the spirit of those who lead the way towards creating a more sustainable earth! Check out the 2016 Business Challenge Gallery with photos by Heaven McArther.
Returning this year for their 6th Business Challenge: ReStore!
Photo: Heaven McArthur
RESTORE: Sublimity Designer: Susan Galecki, Kristi Teasdale, Mary Conrad, Karen McMahon, DeeDee Johnson, Paige Shull Model: Kristi Teasdale Materials: A whole lot of household refuse.
Returning this year for their 3rd Business Challenge: Mt Bachelor
MT BACHELOR: Snowstorm Diva Designer: Andrea Zippler Model: Stephanie Kirpatch Materials: old Mt.Bachelor trail map (wings), old banner that says, “snow”
Returning this year for their 2nd Business Challenge: Natural Edge Furniture
NATURAL EDGE FURNITURE: Smooth Operator Designer: Kassy Windus Model: Hannah Tarrant Materials: Spent sandpaper
New Business Challenge participants this year:
The Moto Shop
Thanks to the businesses who have participated in the past:
ReStore – 5 years; Wabi Sabi – 4 years; Strictly Organic – 3 years; Mt. Bachelor – 2 years; Tambi Lane Photography – 2 years; Barrio – 2 years; Rescue Consignment – 2 years; Tozer Design – 2 years
The Environmental Center; Utilitu Sew; Old Ironworks Arts District; Sounds Fast; Boneyard; Sara Bella Upcycled; Spork; Hydroflask; Spa W; Cuppa Yo; Horned Hand; Angelinas; Athletic Club of Bend; Aspect Board and Brews; Gear Fix; String Soil; The Makers District; Natural Edge Furniture; Brave Collective; Sparrow Bakery; Sonic Solution
Our mission of transforming trash and inspiring community for a sustainable earth is seen in all aspects of Rubbish Renewed!
Rubbish Renewed invites individual community members and BUSINESSES to design pieces for the runway show.
As a business employee, group of employees, owner, or fan, you can get on the runway by designing a garment with quintessential waste from your business or business affiliate and joining 9 other local businesses for our 2017 Business Challenge.
The Business Challenge aspect of our show is comprised of a group of 10 businesses who create runway-worthy garments from their unique trash. Business Challenge participants are accepted on a “first come, first serve basis” after completing the application process and compete in a friendly competition for the coveted Trash Trophy on Thursday, January 12th, 2017.
More information can be found in the Business Challenge Application.
PHOTOS: Heaven McAruthur (www.heavenmcarthur.com)
4 weeks before garments need to be runway ready, on December 17th, a small group of designers, models and Rubbish Renewed volunteers gathered at Tambi Lane Photography for our pre-show photo shoot. Photographs are focused on Business Challenge participants, garments being donated to our live fundraising auction, and student garments (completed garments enter a lottery for the final few spaces). The end result is to present you with a sneak peak of the richness to come. We couldn’t create this professional shoot without the wonderfully talented Bishops Barbershop’s masterful hair, and Mayra Stearn & Arenal Hruby makeup magic! Tambi Lane Photography not only contributes the sweet space, but once again, Tambi made the garments come alive in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
STUDENT GARMENTS – Click on the photo to link to the student garments
Designer/Model: Fiona Wright
Material: fruit bags and netting, potato sacks, newspaper bags, flour sacks
BUSINESS CHALLENGE – Click on the photo to link to the Business Challenge
Designers: Andria Zippler, Denise Ellington, Sam Whitman, Stephanie Kirpach, Martha Jeffers
Materials: old Mt.Bachelor trail map (wings), old banner that says, “snow”, etc
AUCTION GARMENTS – Click on the photo to link to the auction garments
Put the Needle on the Record
Designer: Mayra Stearns
Materials: records, doilies, linens and sheet music
Get your tickets today at rubbishrenewed.com for one or both of our shows on January 14th at the Midtown Music Hall.
First show showcases Student Garments, Business Challenge, and our Live Auction Items. Second show is 21 and over and highlights Adult Garments, Business Challenge, and our Live Auction Items.