See Spectacular Wearable Art Created to Support Education


Rubbish to Runway showcases wearable art to raise funds for Long Way Home, an organization that demonstrates the practical repurposing of waste into self-sufficient schools and buildings.

Talented artists select materials that others discard and repurpose them into wildly creative garments that Rubbish models then rock on the runway.

The Rubbish to Runway funds have supported the construction of an educational campus in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. The Rubbish to Runway shows of 2019 helped sponsor the education of students at the Centro Educativo Tecnico Chixot, Long Way Home's flagship school located in Guatemala.

Join the Rubbish to Runway Team

Join us in 2020 as a spectator, a designer, a model, a volunteer, or a sponsor.
We—and the children of San Juan Comalapa—appreciate your support.

“Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse”
— J. R. D. Tata

Upcoming Shows

Rubbish to Runway shows take place in different locations throughout North America. Each show has a flavor unique to its community. Each one is driven by the composition and interests of its community but all have the common commitment to reuse materials and make wearable art.

Be A Designer

Byfield, Massachusetts

April 27, 2019

The Byfield show was an amazing success with 46 different walks by over 50 designers. We raised $30,000 for Long Way Home.

See you next year!

Los Angeles,

October 2019



May 17, 2019

The Lexington Show featured 24 different dresses all made by Jonas Clarke Middle Schoolers and raised $1100 for Long Way Home!

See you Next Year!


Thank you, Houston, for a great show on September 22, 2018

2020 show to be announced soon!

About Long way home

Long Way Home is a nonprofit that uses sustainable design and materials to construct self-sufficient schools that promote education, employment and environmental stewardship.

supporting a sustainable life

Long Way Home leads by example. We believe the path to lasting change is through the youth. The creative reuse of waste materials in construction is an adaptable global solution impacting students, community and the environment.