When does a waist-band become a waste-band? Only at CARTM’s famed Trashion Show—the traditional event that celebrates the art of turning waste materials into wearable “trashion.” Tickets are on sale now for the 4th annual local favorite CARTM fundraiser which takes place at NCRD on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m..
“We turn the NCRD Auditorium into our version of a New York-style runway show,” said Karen Reddick-Yurka, CARTM’s executive director. “The amount of creativity on our local runway blows any New York designer out of the waste stream.”
Karen’s comments underscore the imagination and myriad of ways local creatives turn trash into wearable couture. As one who walks her talk, Karen’s created an outfit for the 2014 Trashion Show made from discarded table linens she found in The Refindery. “After the Trashion Show, I wore that outfit to my daughter’s college graduation and got so many compliments. When people asked what it was made from, they looked at me sideways but I couldn’t have been more proud of wearing something unique, fashionable and completely upcycled.”
The Trashion Show features over two dozen models wearing unique creations. A lively and locally inspired script, delivered by emcee Aina Tonjes, accompanies the show . Aina who is a self-proclaimed “trashionista” works all year to create an outfit for this event and her entrance always kicks off the show in high style.
Only 200 tickets are sold to the event which always sells out. Advance tickets, on sale now, are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. If available, tickets at the door will be $25. Ticket prices include Trashion Show & Upcycle Party food, beverages (nonalcoholic and alcohol), dancing to mixes by DJ Hey, Fever!, unique silent auction and CARTM’s signature brand of creative ambiance.
Advance tickets can be purchased at The Refindery @ CARTM, Creative Fabrics in Wheeler or from any CARTM board member: Linda Kozlowski, Susan Walsh, Carl Vandervoort, Michael Maginnis, Bryan Pohl, Rob Borgford, Betsy Chase or Sam Mason. The 2015 Trashion Show/Upcycle Party is made possible in part with support from Recology and North Coast Beach Rentals.