Editor’s note: The following is a press release from Trashion/Refashion. Bloom has republished it here with edits for style and clarity.

The 2021 Bloomington Trashion/Refashion Show is seeking design entries for its 12th annual fashion show on July 18.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be recorded with no live audience.

Designers can submit up to three designs in either the Trashion or Refashion category. Designs must consist of at least 90% refashioned or discarded materials. Trashion designs are produced using waste materials other than fabric. Previous shows have included outfits constructed from yoga balls, cat food can lids, video tape, 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, or Christmas tree skirts. Designs that were accepted for the 2020 show and have not been shown in a juried show may be resubmitted for 2021.

Founded in 2009 by former Bloomington resident and 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 the role that clothing plays in our lives. A true grassroots event, Trashion/Refashion celebrates inclusion and diversity in our community with models and designers of all ages and experience levels. Group submissions are encouraged.

More information, FAQs, rehearsal information, and online submission forms can be found at  bloomingtontrashion.org.  More photos and information can also be found at the Bloomington Trashion Community Facebook page.  Designers will be notified of their entry status soon after the May 7 deadline.