Stunning and Spectacular Uses of Waste for Education


Rubbish to Runway is a showcase of waste that has been converted to wearable fashion to raise money for Long Way Home, an organization that demonstrates the practical repurposing of waste materials into self-sufficient schools and buildings.

Our talented artists choose materials that others shun or discard. They convert them to astonishing, outlandish, and wildly creative garments that our models rock on the runway.

The funds for Long Way Home have already helped build seventeen school buildings on one 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 Comalapa, Guatemala.

Join us this year as a spectator, a designer, a model, 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 2017 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. 

Lexington, Massachusetts

NEXT SHOW: Friday, May 17, 2019

Jonas Clarke Middle School

17 Stedman Road
Lexington, MA 02421
7:30 - 10:00 PM



September 22, 2018

Talento Bilingue de Houston

333 South Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003


Artists: Register today on the Be a Designer page

Los Angeles,

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

            655 North Harbor Drive                           Redondo Beach, CA 90277                  4:00 - 8:00 PM


Artists: Register today on the Be a Designer page


April 27, 2019

The Governor's Academy

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

Artists: Register today on the Be a Designer page

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.