Looking back through old Rubbish Renewed blog posts I found that 10 of these were focused on students. Whether about the process, their experience, or the runway itself, students clearly make this event. I am humbled by the focus on design, enthusiasm for creativity, grit to get it done, and passion for the earth, that these students bring to the Rubbish Renewed community. Catch the students’ experience through Nick Kealey’s photos, in the 2017 Student Runway Gallery, illuminating the inspiration they bring. After perusing the gallery, enjoy ruminating on their gifts by following the links at the bottom to past student centered posts and galleries. I did!
Fall, for me, kick’s off Rubbish Renewed season. I start eying trash, wondering how it moves, and thinking about shape and form. Get inspired by checking out Bulletin Photographer Joe Kline’s captivating images from our 2017 show. Look for last season’s show gallery postings in the next 2 weeks!
Photos by Joe kline/the Bulletin
2017 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show
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The 8th Annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is on!
January 18, 2018
This year the show was elevated because of the quality and vision brought by 50 Central Oregon designers (24 of which were students from 10 local schools including Miller Elementary, Pine Ridge Elementary, Amity Creek, Bend High School, REALMS, Pacific Crest Middle School, Redmond Proficiency Academy, Cascades Academy, Mtn. View, and Summit High).
Given the weather and event postponement, we couldn’t have imagined the amount of support from the community with 25 Sponsors donating essential cash, beverages & services, 8 Business Challenge submission, 10 local vendors who also gave items to the silent auction, and additional other silent auction contributing businesses. Finally our 60+ dedicated volunteers from organizers, models, clean-up crew and everything in between
On behalf of the entire REALMS faculty, board of directors, and students, thank you again for your generosity and support.
Thank you for understanding our recent predicament! The postponement and date change for Rubbish Renewed were not taken lightly. Yesterday we made a tough decision to postpone the 7th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show. Given the unpredictable nature of this storm and changing nature of events in town, we have had to change our date once again, after realizing a conflict at our venue. We apologize for the confusion.
We will host our Dress Rehearsal next Tuesday, January 17th at The Midtown Ballroom.
The event will be WEDNESDAY, January 18th. Show times will remain the same.
We have contacted our major vendors and found that our show will be able to go on stronger than ever next week at The Midtown Ballroom. We understand that you have had to put many structures in place to be a part of our event this week. We hope that this announcement affords you some relief and that we’ll be able to count on your participation next week too.
We can’t wait to see you at the show!
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
Last minute adjustments, makeup touch ups, models waiting in anticipation, the glow of a gladiator, a sense of movement, garments framed between audience members, these magical moments tell the story of the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show. For a feel of the event, peruse last year’s photos through the point-of-view of Joe Kline, one of the talented photographers who captured Rubbish Renewed. Joe shares the atmosphere from behind the scenes, from a bird’s eye view, and on the ground. Link to the 2016 Joe Kline’s Magical Images gallery and get excited for the January 12th event!