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.
Rubbish Renewed is a truly local event! A fundraiser for a local charter school rooted in Bend since 2001, REALMS Charter School, artists and models from Central Oregon, local food carts (The Pizza Cart, Bethyln’s Global Fusion, Shred Town), and even down to our beverage service, beverage choices and newly branded Rubbish Renewed mason jars printed by a local company, Flash Ink. When it comes to beverages, we know that everyone has their loyalties and favorites. We can ensure, with the diversity of local businesses supporting this event, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
We are thrilled and thankful to welcome back many businesses that have supported this grassroots endeavor since 2010. We have Velvet back for the 5th year, providing our drink service for both shows. They will be serving Boneyard Beer, cocktails made from the finest vodka, Crater Lake Vodka produced by Bend Distillery , wine from Naked Winery, Far Afield Cider, the newest Bend cidery, and Humm Kombucha.
As we continue to work towards “zero waste” with the help of Rethink Waste, we have Rubbish Renewed branded mason jars to purchase for $8 at the event. People will get $1 off each drink with a jar purchase. From the talent behind the show, the artist’s marketplace, the local food and drink, we sought a local company to brand our new drinking jars and couldn’t be happier working with Dan at Flash Ink. His responsiveness and desire to beat any online company made it an easy sell for us to once again go local.
So why local? We all know that it has become increasingly cheaper to buy distantly produced goods, despite the increased costs of packaging and transport. Here are some shocking stats & quick facts about buying local goods.
We hope to see you at the show next week! Remember to come early to grab a seat, drink, food from local food carts, shop in our local marketplace, and enjoy our eco-silent auction.
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
This week we solidified the date for this year’s Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show – December 6th! With this in place, my trash-fashion-sense soared. Suddenly surrounded by bicycle tubes, discarded zippers, old tape measures, and metal screen scraps . . . I can’t stop thinking about new designs.
Then today, in my inbox, I received an invite for a Trash-Fashion Show this Sunday in my old “home town,” Lopez Island. Check out the poster. Here’s to hoping some of you can make it, but if not, I’ll post some inspirational photos next week.
Lopez Island is a role model in sustainability. Whether keeping items out of the landfill or recycle bin, enriching the community with local food, providing access to housing, or teaching students about sustainable farming, Lopez, you’re the best!
Congratulations to Panambi Elliott who designed this show-stopping number, right down to the shoes from Cuppa Yo’s waste. Elliott collected discarded yogurt cups and spoons from the trash, hand-cut the waste, and then fashioned it into the fabulous garment shown below. Elliott’s design was one of six “Business Challenge” entries and won the first ever “Business Challenge” Award, decided by an audience vote.
Photos: Panambi Elliott
The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show relies upon parents, students, and staff! The following photos capture our mother/daughter duo who made their runway debut in 2011. Thanks Kerry and Vanessa for being a part of the show!
Kerry (left) modeled a dress made from reclaimed materials from Habitat for Humanities ReStore and designed by team a of designers, including Sophie Paez, Marianne Felner, and Stuart Breidenstein. Vanessa (right), a 6th grade student at REALMS, designed and modeled her dress made from old magazines.
Photos: Paula Bullwinkle
Last December Bend’s event venue, the Century Center, hosted one of the most forward thinking, eco friendly, community events Central Oregon has witnessed. This spectacular show and fundraising event (est 2010) is organized and supported by creative, passionate, artistic, and environmentally-conscious people! LOTS of people. This post is the beginning of a series of posts featuring the talent behind the show.