Sneak Peak of 2 Business Challenge Pieces


A few photos popped into the Rubbish Renewed inbox in the last few days. Here is the first sneak peek into 2018’s Business Challenge competition! Bring your friends and your voting block to support your pick for the Coveted Trash Trophy!

BBT Architects

How many cups of tea does it take to create a garment? Luckily at BBT Architects they support the team with a tea array! Their sustainable building design vision comes to the runway with BBTea! “The garment is constructed of a year’s worth of discarded tea labels and strings tied together to create a 100% reused dress that is not your typical cup of tea.”



With a more modest approach to business casual, Pronghorn proposes a Jacket made with old sheets and wine corks and a dress of patio furniture covers. Clean lines and polished production make this wearable pair ready to play a round on Pronghorn’s reused water quenched greens.

Check back for more Business Challenge sneak peaks. The show is just 1 week away! Get your tickets today!

Rubbish Renewed – ADJUSTED SHOW DATE – EVENT: January 18


newdate1ADJUSTED SHOW DATE: Wednesday, January 18th (Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Finalized)

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!

Rubbish Renewed at the Bend Fall Festival


Fall Fest Mainstage Runway

Paris in Allison Murphy’s Kiddy Pool Dress. Photo by Tambi Lane

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.

Olivia creating an ornament for the Community Garment. Photo by Karen Holm

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.

Playing Card Skirt detail


Playing Card Skirt detail

Casey, a 6th grader at REALMS, careful connected playing cards for her rubbish renewed piece.

Thursday, November 10th the deadline for the 2nd annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show arrived with 50 submissions for the runway!  Now the challenging jurying process begins. Twice the entries and more diverse and eclectic than last year, designs range in categories from global impact to altered extremes.  Materials like cat food bags, candy wrappers, old playing cards, negatives and slides, and even a kiddy pool are envisioned into carefully crafted environmentally savvy high fashion.  Stay tuned for coming preview pictures.  Only 4 weeks to go!