Bend Eco Fashion Fundraiser
TRASHY CATWALKS HAVE NEVER SENT A BETTER MESSAGE.
The Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show fundraiser for REALMS Magnet School puts the school’s mission of teaching environmental stewardship center stage. By inviting student designers to design and model wearable art garments made of “trash,” the fundraiser aims to increase aware-ness of our “throw-it-away” culture.
More than thirty young designers from seven Central Oregon schools will debut their garments during the first of two annual shows in January at Midtown Ballroom. A second show features garments from adult designers. Interspersed are submissions from business sponsors who have cre-ated garments using waste products from their operations, such as the “sandpaper” dress (pictured above) from Natural Edge Furniture’s 2016 entry, made using landfill-bound sandpaper.
A live auction, marketplace with locally made products and food carts round out the event. Learn more at rubbishrenewed.com