See Spectacular Uses of Waste Created to Support Education


Rubbish to Runway is a showcase of waste converted to wearable fashion to raise money 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 models rock on the runway.

The Rubbish to Runway funds have supported the construction of an educational campus in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. This year’s efforts will help 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 this year 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

The 2018 shows will be in five different locations throughout North America. Each show will have 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 and an appreciation of beauty and art. 

Byfield, Massachusetts

NEXT SHOW: April 27, 2019

The Governors Academy

1 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922
6:00-9:00 PM

Artists: Register today on the Be a Designer page


Los Angeles,


March, 2019


May 17, 2019

The Jonas Clarke Middle School

17 Stedman Road
Lexington, MA 01922
7:30-10:00 PM



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

at the

Talento Bilingue de Houston

333 South Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003

2019 show to be announced soon!

Interested in Volunteering for a show?

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.