About the Show
Recycle the Runway is a “Project Runway” style fashion fundraiser where local designers compete for a cause. Up to 10 designers or teams are selected to showcase runway-ready ensembles crafted from bags of recycled clothing and accessories.
Before the designers are even chosen, volunteers fill bags full of random clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. After the designers are selected, each one gets to come pick out a bag with no idea what is inside. The designers then have 6 weeks to craft a “runway-ready” outfit out of whatever they find in the bag! They can add things like zippers, buttons, tulle, etc., but at least 65% of their final design must come from the bag. Their designs are judged on craftsmanship, quality, creativity, overall head-to-toe presentation, and stage presence.
During the show, you’ll see not only the final reveal of their design, but a glimpse into the design process itself. You’ll hear from each designer about what inspired their creation and see first-hand how it came to life. Check out some photos from previous years’ live events HERE.
The top 3 designers take home cash prizes – so you can cheer on your favorites all for a great cause!