The following announcement was sent to the Bloomingtonian Sunday:
“TRASHION/REFASHION CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!
WHAT: Trashion /Refashion Call for Entries
WHEN: 12/01/2021 thru 2/20/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/1/2022
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The 2022 Bloomington Trashion Refashion Runway Show is seeking design
entries for its 12th annual show that happens Sunday, April 10th at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
Designers can submit up to a total of 3 designs in the Trashion or Refashion category. Designs
need to consist of at least 90% refashioned or discarded materials. Trashion designs are produced
using waste materials other than fabric. Past years’ shows included outfits constructed from yoga
balls, cat food can lids, videotape, Venetian blinds, and shrink wrap. Refashion designs give new life
to unworn or discarded garments and household textiles —including commemorative t-shirts,
graduation gowns, tablecloths, and a Christmas tree skirt.
Founded in 2009 by artist Jeanne Leimkuhler, the Trashion Refashion show is a fundraiser for the
Center for Sustainable Living. The show serves and supports self-proclaimed and professional
artists and designers, and seeks to change beliefs and behaviors about what role clothing plays in
our lives. A true grassroots event, Trashion celebrates inclusion and diversity in our community
with models and designers of all ages and experience levels.
Group submissions are encouraged!
Important dates and instructions for submitting designs can be found at
Designers will be notified of their entry status soon after
the February 20, 2022 deadline.”