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.
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
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!
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:
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
The deadline for designer applications is just 4 weeks away! Get inspired by perusing the 2016 student runway gallery with photos by Heaven McArthur. Many of these students are first time designers, while others are seasoned veterans with multiple entrees over our Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show history. Designs by students are often the most fresh and innovative as they see the world differently than their older counterparts. For more student inspiration, link to the blog posts and galleries below from previous years. Then, let the creativity soak in and get started designing!
Student Focused Posts from past years with links to Galleries
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)
The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Fundraiser is more than a fashion show! It is a fun, fundraising night out, where every aspect of the evening is focused on sustainability, innovation, and design.
One unique aspect, the Rubbish Renewed Marketplace, is currently accepting Marketplace Applications for the 2017 event.
The Marketplace features 10 local artists selling re-fashioned, trash-fashioned or sustainability-focused products. The Marketplace is an opportunity for local artists to sell and “market” their work to a large audience (1,000+) who recognize the value of sustainable fashion, art, and design. The Marketplace will be open during both shows from 5:00-10:00pm.
Spend your night with other creative, conscious individuals celebrating art, fashion, and design, while raising money for an innovative public school, REALMS Magnet School. Get here when the doors open, so you have time to shop at our local Marketplace and silent auction.
On Thursday, January 12th, the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Fundraiser returns for the 7th annual at the Midtown Ballroom in Bend, Oregon.
PHOTOS: Heaven McArthur (www.heavenmcarthur.com)