2011 Trash Fashion Show

2011 Trash Fashion Show

trash fashion show flyer

The finale after almost 10 years of trash fashion

The RE Store hosted four shows in 2011, bringing you the Pacific Northwest’s best work in the growing trash fashion movement. The shows featured the work of the Northwest’s queen bee of trash fashion (in our opinion and many others) Robin Worley aka Rayona Visqueen, Alotta Detritus, RockEON, Chako and dozens of other designers.

The show challenged professional and amateur designers and artists to craft fashion designs from a minimum of 90% reclaimed materials.  Ball gowns, wedding dresses, warrior wear, and futuristic accoutrement were made with everything from carpet padding and vinyl flooring to erosion control netting and hollow core doors!

Check out our Online Photo Galleries

Thanks to Michael Cline and the Seattle Photography Group
View online photo galleries from our Trash Fashion Shows.

View online photos galleries of the art from 2011 to present

View online photo galleries from our 2006-2010 Recycled Art Galleries.

See what the press had to say about our art and fashion show events.

Bellingham shows:

 The shows on Saturday, April 23rd @ W.W.U.’s Viking Union Multi-Purpose Roomoffice of sustainability logo left everyone in the house amazed and inspired.
In partnership with W.W.U. Office of Sustainability with support from the A.S. Environmental & Sustainability Programs.

Seattle shows:

According to our venue sponsor, Robert Whaley, owner of Ballard’s New York Fashion Academy, it was the “Best Trash Fashion Show” he is aware of in North America. See for yourself in the photo galleries of Michael Cline’s runway shots and John Cornicello’s mobile studio shots.

View videos of the 2010 Seattle Trash Fashion Show on our Videos page

Special thanks to the following designers for their contributions to this year’s poster image (designs left-right): Ella Poubelle, Lotta Rubbish, Alotta Detritus, and the RockEON design duo. Poster photo by our studio photo hero, John Cornicello. And thanks to the folks at S.S.C. for the use of their garbage trucks.

 Special Thanks to our 2011 Sponsors

These businesses support recycled art and zero waste efforts, sponsoring the 2011 Recycled Art and Fashion Show. Check out their sites and see what they have to offer you!

• Landfill Levelers •

habitude logo……….Business-Interiors-NW-weblogo

• Dumpster Diminishers •

Aiki Logo     ..………Village Books logo

 .creative turbine logo

Chinook Book logo


• Garbage Can Crushers •




Go Green Now logo ……….back country essentials logo………

goods-for-the-planet-web……….Miyabi sushi logo

 Gisclair Stringed Instruments….Snoose Junction Logo….


CleanScapes logo 


 • Recycle Bin Reducers •

Skagit Building Salvage logo ……… Buffalo Exchange logo……….advanced refinishing logo

 Project-Bham-cmpst-logo-web.   Community Food Coop logo

  cultureyard logo……….River Sound logo………Appliance-depot

sustainableconnections-logo-web……….fountain bistro logo

Honest Tea weblogo……….theo-chocolate-weblogo  

ACT web logo……….frogbox logo


wecu logo


Additional thanks to:

Sanitary Service Company, Inc.
Seattle Photography Group & Michael Cline
John Cornicello Photography
Ruby Re-Usable
Nick Hanlon
Lydia McCauley

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