Trash Fashion Futures
Ruby Re-Usable and Lana Landfill (aka Stuart Gullstrand) were part of an outrageous trash fashion event in Seattle: Trash Fashion Futures was a two evening showcase of the very best of the west coast trash fashion movement, where trashionistas were “Illuminating the Challenges and Imagining the Possibilities” of trash. The stage set was created by our friend Barbara DePirro, the show included photo imagery from our hero Chris Jordan, and Ruby Re-Usable‘s Bag People hung out in the lobby, along with Steven Strang’s pods made from recycled materials. Twenty designers presented over 40 new designs made from reused/repurposed/rescued/salvaged materials. Among our favorites were Tinker’s Damn Studio’s ReMade Mermaid, Got What It Takes by Dress for the Revolution, Tsunami of Trash by Chako, and Bottle Cap Wave by Elvira Mental Works.
Lana Landfill has been keeping lids from going into the landfill for years, collecting all those colorful plastic tops to use in her art, but now the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) states that plastic caps can be kept on plastic bottles at the point of recycling. So why are we still removing them and only recycling the plastic bottles? Put a lid on it, says designer Ruby Re-Usable! Or better yet, let’s refrain from purchasing plastic containers to begin with and pledge to lead a more plastic-free lifestyle. Plastic is so pass!
You can view the video of this event HERE
more pics on Ruby Re-Usable’s flickr, LegalAdmin’s flickr, JP Beck’s flickr, Michael_Cline’s flickr, and John Cornicello’s Photography
forgot to add our Trash Fashion designer bios:
Ruby Re-Usable is the Diva of the Olympia Dumpster Divers. Ruby has been reusing discards to make art since she was a child growing up near the dumps of New Jersey; now she works with children as a Washington State Arts commission teaching artist, sharing the joy of making art, not waste!
Lana Landfill, International Up-cycle Spokesmodel for a Greener World and artist at Just a Rumor studio. Lana lives for the day that everyone will look at trash in a whole new way.