Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4
Submission Paperwork posted soon! Check out last year’s to get an idea what to expect.
Purchase online through Eventbrite (eventbrite.com), at REALMS Charter School in Bend (63175 OB Riley Road), or at Wabi Sabi (downtown Bend / 830 NW Wall St)
The Rubbish Renewed planning crew is super excited for the 5th annual show! We know you are planning your garment, honing your design, and stumbling upon innovative materials to use (4 weeks until the submission deadline). We love seeing new designs on the runway and the creative touch it takes to transform commonly discarded items into unrecognizable beauty.
If you are on Instagram and want to give us a sneak peak, use the #rubbishrenewed to share photos of your work in progress.
This year the show was elevated because of the quality and vision brought by 46 Central Oregon designers (23 of which were students from 9 schools including Highland, Amity, Tumalo Community School, REALMS, Cascade, High Desert, Bend High, Mtn. View, and Summit). We couldn’t have imagined the amount of support from the community with 21 Sponsors donating essential cash, beverages & services, 9 Business Challenge submission, 11 local vendors who also gave items to the silent auction, and 7 other silent auction contributing businesses. Finally our 60+ dedicated volunteers from organizers, models, clean-up crew and everything in between
With this fundraiser, our students will experience the art and skill of the design and printing processes with our new printing press and photo emulsion screen-printing equipment. They will deepen their sewing and design process with body forms, and continue to have opportunities outside the classroom to strengthen their learning and local community connections.
On behalf of the entire REALMS faculty, board of directors, and students, thank you again for your generosity and support.
Check out the burgeoning designers that graced our runway last year! Middle school students and high school students showcased creative thought-provoking designs in the 2011 show. Some used Rubbish Renewed to showcase their talents, while others used Rubbish Renewed as an opportunity to learn a new skill.
Through the new Mentorship Program with Allison Murphy of UtilituSEW, students used Wednesday afternoons to execute and implement their designs. How to install a zipper, pleats, and thread a bobbin were some of the skills they learned. Look for even more students in 2012 show.
Photos: Paula Bullwinkle
Amazing day at the Bend Fall Festival! Kids and adults alike, made pledges for a sustainable earth in tyvek “paper-cut” snowflakes for the Rubbish Renewed Community Garment. And six garments from the 2011 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show were showcased on the main stage in a runway snapshot of talented clothing artists.
If you didn’t make it today, or even if you did, come out tomorrow (Sunday) for another day of fashion forward fun. We’ll be on the main stage at 2:30 and our booth is open from 11-6pm. Come create an ornament to symbolize your pledge for action and help spread the message on December 6th at the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show, making a community shift for a better more environmentally conscious world.