What to expect from a trash fashion show?!

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

 

Small Town – Inspiration is everywhere

Old book pages and burlap sack.

Traveling north from Bend for the holiday break, I spent a night in Centralia, Washington. Originally dubbed Centerville, the town marked the 1/2 way stagecoach stop between Kalama and Tacoma. Now off the beaten path, it feels frozen in time. Restored historical buildings line the main street housing antique shops and hardware stores with diners dotted between. In my early morning window walk, I ran across this beauty. No telling why it adorned the display, but stunning nonetheless. Keep your eyes open, because inspiration is everywhere! What are you creating?

Three weeks until the submission deadline – December 8th!

Application Paperwork here.

 

Rubbish Renewed is more than just a show!

eatIn 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?

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Finally: 2016 Adult Runway Gallery Posted!

I’m so excited to finally post another gallery from the 2016 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show.  The 2016 Adult Runway gallery has a slightly different look.  Each designer’s garment features 3 photos from Heaven McCarthur’s story telling style.  Many of the mosaics include a close-up of the materials and fabrication methods, something that usually only those in the green room get to see.  Look for the 2016 Business Challenge Gallery in the next few days!

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Remember the submission deadline is Friday, December 2nd, for the 2017 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show.  Submissions are coming in, and we can’t wait to see yours!

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.

2016 Rubbish Renewed Photos

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Photo by Heaven McArthur

We tried something new this year!  We invited a team of photographers to help us capture the whole Rubbish Renewed story.  Thank you to Heaven McArthur, Joe Kline, Paula Bullwinkle, and Krystal Collins for being our inaugural Rubbish Renewed Photography Team.

Joe Kline Photos HERE / to purchase  Joe’s photos, go to the gallery HERE and use the password, “rubbish”.

Heaven McArthur Photos HERE  / FLASH SALE TIL MONDAY at Midnight.

A message from Heaven McArthur:  Did you go to the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show this year? it was my first year and i was totally and absolutely blown away. the show is a fundraiser for the REALMS school (http://www.friendsofrealms.org/) and to keep the money coming, I am offering prints for sale with 50% of the proceeds to go to REALMS, if you were there or know someone who was and care to share, please do! as a bonus if you purchase a full digital set of images, you’ll receive a copy of the slideshow, which, after april 1st will be the only way to see it. \\\\\ link to the images: http://heavenmcarthur.pixieset.com/rubbishrenewedecofashion… (backstage, 1st and 2nd show categories are listed along the top row) they are only on sale till MONDAY at midnight, so hurry flurry!! if you have any questions, give me a ring, a ping, a shout!! (video coming next! )

Paula Bullwinkle & Krystal Collins- check back for gallery coming soon.