Texas Campaign for the Environment presents Trash Makeover Challenge

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Trash Makeover Challenge
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Favorite Sheroes and Heros will be strutting their stuff – their recycled stuff – at Texas Campaign for the Environment’s 9th Annual Trash Makeover Challenge. The fundraising event for TCE is a wonderfully weird competition and fashion show for artists, designers, and innovators to highlight creative reuse by showcasing garments made from 90 percent recycled materials and reconstructed textiles.

Teams of fashion designers, hair stylists, make-up artists and models will compete for a $1,200 cash prize for one design; $1,600 for two designs. Judges for the competition include former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis; Samuel Alexander, founder and CEO, Concept 2 Consumption; Linda Asaf, Linda Asaf Design; Alberta Phillips, an Austin journalist who is also a Commissioner on the City of Austin’s Joint Sustainability Commission and serves on the governing board of the Ending Community Homelessness Board (ECHO).

In addition to the fashion show, a live auction will be held for two SXSW Film Badges and a Recording King Acoustic Guitar from Austin Vintage Guitar’s Dirty 30's Series, signed by Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, Patty Griffin, Nathaniel Rateliff, Steve Earle, Jack Ingram, Rodney Crowell, Joe Ely, Hayes Carll, Terry & Jo Harvey Allen, Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson of The Mastersons; Bonnie Whitmore; and Savanah Welch.

A performance by Drag Queens Diana Fyre and Luna Lovecraft will kick off an after-show dance party.

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Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion
2312 San Gabriel St.
Austin, TX 78701

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