Garment Submission Deadline Friday, December 8th!

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.

What are you creating? Submission Deadline 12/8/2017

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!

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.

2017 ADULT RUNWAY GALLERY UP!

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

2016 Business Challenge Gallery Posted! Revealed – Who’s Returning & Who’s New?

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:

Atlas Cider

BBT Architects

Bishops Barbershop

Giant Loop

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

2016 Student Runway Gallery Posted!

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.heavenmcarthur-rubbishrenewed-2016-540-webres 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

Inspired by Kids

Behind the Scenes Designer Series: Artist 5 Olivia Barnes

2016 Student Garment Sneak Peak: Gallery

2015 Student Runway Gallery Posted!

RR Student Designers in Action

Student Designers at the Heart of Rubbish Renewed – 2014 Student Gallery Posted!

Students and Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

Part 1: Remember 2012

Students in Rubbish Renewed 2011

Business Challenge Application is UP!

heavenmcarthur-rubbishrenewed-2016-546-webresheavenmcarthur-rubbishrenewed-2016-529-webresOur 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)

Marketplace Application is UP!

marketplace4_mcarthurmarketplace3_mcarthurmarketplace5_mcarthurThe 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)

Rubbish Renewed Runway Application is UP!

rr_blogThe Rubbish Renewed runway application is here for the most innovative fundraising event in Bend, the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show!  Aspiring designers have until Friday, December 2nd to get their submissions in for a possible spot on this year’s runway.  This is a juried show.  Please make sure to read and follow the rules and guidelines on this website.  Space on the runway is limited.  Each year, we receive more applications than spaces available on the runway.

Inspired by Kids!

Kids inspire me.  With Trash Fashion on my back burner for months, it took the beginning of the school year with a slew of excited middle school students to get my mind spinning with ideas.  For the first post of the Rubbish Renewed season, here is an encouraging account written by several of last fall’s REALMS Rubbish Renewed Elective students. Several fantastic photos, by Heaven McArthur, highlight garments made by students quoted below, and Joe Kline’s ghostly image of the community garment.

This year the Rubbish Renewed Elective at REALMS was a hectic blur of measurements, cutting, restarting, redoing, sketching, and stitching. All of us, in the elective, had the goal of making it to the runway. Finally, after hours of work and thought poured into every garment, the deadline for submissions had arrived. That day, everyone was fussing over this or that trying to find the perfect name and description for their garment. Even now that everyone’s submissions were in, the suspense wasn’t over. We waited and waited for the results to come by email on the 12th of December. After days of anticipation the wait was over, whether your submission made it or not we still had work to do. The community garment had yet to be started. Those whose submissions had made it in continued to mess with their designs until it was just right. Others worked and worked on the community garment featuring old calculators from the 6th grade math room.  All of the students in Rubbish Renewed had a delightful experience and are planning on making more trash fashion next year. Here are some comments that our students had:

  • rubbishrenewed-10“Waiting backstage was delightfully nerve wracking,” said student model and designer Becky Knight.
  • Ella Cook realized that anything can be reused to make something new. “I learned that almost everything that someone throws away can be used for something else.”
  • This year a group of REALMS students had the idea of creating outfits with a theme of the 4 seasons. They worked together to create some fabulous outfits. Lilah Beck,student designer and model of spring said, “I am most proud of the bond that I formed with my team. We helped each other make the garments come together to be the best they can be.” Another student designer and model, Violet Loftus of summer stated, “I used to think that trash was gross and that it should be thrown right into the trash but then I went to the show!”
  • Jaide Summers noticed that “It makes you aware of what to throw away and what to repurpose.”
Look for Galleries from last year’s show coming soon!