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!
What to expect from a trash fashion show?!
You’ve heard a lot about the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show, but you have never been. You think this is the year for you, and you will finally get out on a winter night in January to see what this fantastic event is all about. You wonder if it is worth the ticket price.
I am here to tell you it is! The tickets are now on sale and we expect to sell out just like in yeas past. Check out this 1 minute video from our 2015 show to see for yourself!
For each of the 2018 shows, you can expect to see 30+ garments on the runway made entirely of items destined to the landfill or items re-used in a stylistic fashion.
Tickets – www.rubbishrenewed.com
Tomorrow is the submission deadline!
Remember you don’t have to have the garment finished, but make sure you complete the application process. This includes 2-3 quality photos of the piece in progress, and a clear drawing indicating design, materials and construction. Link here to the online application.
Submissions are coming in. Get inspired and submit your design today!
Here are the criteria in which garments are juried:
- Furthering Rubbish Renewed Mission – Description & piece communicates Transforming trash, inspiring community for a sustainable earth
- Use of Materials – Transformation of trash into fashion. Shows attention to manipulation of materials.
- Design – Coherence; Innovative techniques; unique aesthetics; creative expression.
- Quality of Construction – Construction methods inspire long-term use.
Thank you submitting designers for your dedication to the planet, to quality, sustainable fashion, and belief in making a difference one small action at a time.
Inspiration – color, texture, flow, feel . . .
Scrolling through the years of Rubbish Renewed blog posts last night, I stumbled across Virtual Inspiration I posted on September 30, 2013. I read, “The last few evenings after work I’ve been down in my sewing cavern, a mug of hot tea on the shelf, an audio book playing in the background, my Pinterest “boards” open, exploring materials, shapes, color and design. Getting inspired.” . . . What? History repeating itself! OK, instead of tea and an audio book, I had a glass of wine and season 4 of Downton Abbey playing, but the rest was the same. I’m just as content now, my creative spirit ignited, surrounded by the unusual textures, colors, and shapes inherent in the refuse I choose.
What are you creating? Submission deadline Friday December 8th, just one month away! Link to the Runway Application.
100,000+ images from my father’s documentation of Native Arts of the Northwest, Plains and Plateau, now digitized.
Create the 2018 Marketplace!!!
The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is much more than just a fashion show!
The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Fundraiser is a one night zero waste experience, emphasizing and educating about sustainable living and living lighter on the planet. One of the ways we do this is through our Marketplace.
If you are an artist who creates products that are re-fashioned, made from trash, or products that purposefully keep trash out of the landfill, you would be a great fit for our Marketplace.
The Marketplace provides an opportunity to sell and “market” your work to an increased audience who recognize the value of sustainable fashion. The Marketplace will be open during both shows from 5:00-10:00pm.
You can find more details and the 2018 Marketplace Application HERE.
Project Runway has nothing on Bend Oregon’s Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show. Top notch designers, dynamic models, creative styling, and expertly produced shows all create an event not to miss. Check out the photo gallery from last year’s adult designers and celebrate the diversity of style and creative manipulation of material destine for the landfill.
Look for the Business Challenge Gallery soon!
Click on image for 2017 adult runway gallery
MC Jessie Russell dons designer Karen Holm’s Rubbish Regeneration
Materials: previously created Strictly Organic Business Challenge vest from coffee bags re-purposed into skirt. Top from insulated lunch packs, coffee filter glasses.
Photo: Nick Kealey
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