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 fill the school’s library with learning and educational materials and supplies.

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. 


Los Angeles,

Saint Rocke

2142 Pacific Coast HWY
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
4:00 - 5:00 PM Red Carpet
5:00 - 8:00 PM Event

See you again next year!!!
2018 show to be announced


October 13, 2018

Blue Ocean Music Hall

4 Ocean Front North
Salisbury, MA 01952
6:00-9:00 PM



AB, Canada


Rocky Mountain Ice House

10506 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Time TBD



July 2018

Talento Bilingue de Houston

333 South Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77003
Time TBD


Lexington, Massachusetts

May 18, 2018

Jonas Clarke Middle School

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


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.