The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian:
TRASHION/REFASHION FINAL CALL FOR
WHAT: Trashion/Refashion Call for Entries
WHEN: 12/01/2022 thru 2/19/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/01/2022
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The 2023 Bloomington Trashion
Refashion Runway Show is seeking design entries for its 13th annual show to be held Sunday,
April 16th 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 ensembles
constructed from packing materials, video tape, venetian blinds, bottle and can caps, leather
couches, and camp chairs. Refashion designs give new life to unworn or discarded garments and
household textiles such as graduation gowns, bridesmaid dresses, shower curtains, tablecloths,
and Christmas tree skirts.
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
Important dates, instructions for submitting designs, and FAQ can be found at
http://www.bloomingtontrashion.org/. Designers will be notified of their entry status soon
after the February 19, 2023 deadline.
Image credit: Original art by Danielle Urschel inspired by Elizabeth Mattingly design, Tropical
Sunset, Trashion Refashion Show 2022.