Recycle Fashion Show

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Flyer for Recycle Fashion Show 

3rd Annual

Keep Odessa Recycle Fashion Show

 Pieces Designed By: 

Reducing | Reusing | Recycling 

The Rose Building 

6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22


Thank you for your interest in participating in our Third Annual Recycle Fashion Show! 

Due to our amazing and supportive community, we have met and exceeded our limit of participants in the show this year. We hope you will attend as a guest – individual tickets are available for purchase at:

Or, if you are interested in sponsoring a table, please visit:

Most sincerely, 

The Keep Odessa Beautiful team and board of directors

Sponsorship Opportunities

~ Recycle Fashion Show Rules and Guidelines ~

For questions regarding creating the fashion piece, please contact Maryntia Alvarado, board member for Keep Odessa Beautiful, at or call 432-385-9206.

Entry Fee:
There is no entry fee to participate in the Recycle Fashion Show.

Deadline Date for Entry:
All applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. 

Who may enter: 
Designers and models must be 8 years of age or older. All participants 18 years and younger MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Judging Categories:
Contestants will be judged how they best display the ability to "reduce, reuse, and/or recycle," according to the following age groups:

  • 8-12 years
  • 13-17 years
  • 18 years+

One winner from each age group will be selected. The one winner from each age group will win a prize of $500, and a professional photo shoot with all the winners, courtesy of Photos by Richard.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22
The Rose Building
415 N. Grant in Downtown Odessa

Hair and makeup must be done BEFORE the fashion show. Only one guest is allowed backstage with the model.

Mandatory Rehearsal: 
All participants are required to attend a dress rehearsal and walk-through scheduled for: 
6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Rose Building.

~ Recycle Fashion Show Guidelines ~

  • Materials used in the construction of garments MUST be recyclable. Designers may use materials for
    construction such as glue, tape, dyes, marker, staples, thread, zippers, elastic, wire, string, Velcro,
    boning, buckram, grommets, laces, starch, paint, etc.
  • Recycled fabric may only be used as a lining that doesn’t show. The usage of new material should not overpower your total garment. Footwear made from recyclable material is preferred; however’ street shoes are acceptable. Shoes must be safe to walk in. Garments must be constructed well enough to fit the model and hold together for the stage show. (Models are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable clothes beneath recycled garment).

  • You can wear your garment or have someone else you choose wear it. Originality and creativity are
    encouraged. Recycled fashions must be made of at least 75% recycled or reused materials that
    otherwise would be thrown away or recycled.

  • Please make sure that materials used in fashion pieces are safe to yourself and the public.

Material Suggestions:

  •  Consider how these items can be cut, folded, molded, knotted, shredded, stitched, woven or
    reconstructed to make an outfit or specific sections within the design.
    Scraps of textiles or tiles
  • Recyclables – paper, plastics, aluminum, steel, cardboard, magazines, books, phone books, etc.
  • Beverage bottle caps or six-pack rings
  • Burlap or plastic bags
  • Old toys or games pieces
  • Packaging materials
  • Found outdoor objects – pine cones, sticks, rocks, flowers, etc.
  • Food containers (clean)
  • Anything found from the garbage or recycling bin

Ideas for Finding Materials:

  •  Ask friends/neighbors to collect materials such as plastic grocery bags for you
  • Shrink wrap – any grocery or department store
  • Any manufacturing industry, business or corporation
  • Canvas scraps – canvas bag industry
  • Misc. fabrics – garment industry, upholstery shops, interior designers, carpet samples, etc.
  • Burlap bags – coffee roasters
  • Silver plastic coffee bags – Coffee Shops
  • Recycled materials – your local recycling center
  • Closets

Means to Attach Materials:
We encourage the use of environmentally-friendly glues, dyes, paints, resins, etc. and advise contestants to be mindful of the weight of materials being used in the finished product. Suggested items include: 

  • Hot glue gun or crazy glue
  • Machine or hand sewing
  • Packing or duct tape
  • Safety pins or stapes
  • Weaving, braiding, lacing, crocheting or knitting materials
  • Paper clips or rubber bands
  • Natural adhesives – rice, flour with water mixture or milk/vinegar/baking soda mixture

For questions regarding creating the show fashion piece, please contact Maryntia Alvarado, board member for Keep Odessa Beautiful, at or call 432-385-9206.