What is the Trash Makeover Challenge?

Flyer designed by Alan Krathaus at Core Design Studios

Join us...

August 29, 2020

for this year's

Trash Makeover Challenge:

Deep in the Soul of Texas

Trash Makeover Challenge is a high profile contest for fashion designers, stylists, and models to create original high fashion looks out of recycled and recovered materials. This year celebrates Texas Campaign for the Environment’s 29th anniversary and the event’s 10th year.


In the past it has drawn fashion visionaries and tastemakers, local celebrities, elected officials, top environmental activists, business leaders, and other prominent figures, mainly from Austin. As an online event in 2020, Trash Makeover Challenge is now open for the world to watch.


Enjoy a unique fashion show that challenges designers to make clothing out of repurposed materials, participate in deciding the People's Choice awards, and learn more about our work to fight pollution in Texas. Actor Mehcad Brooks will be our emcee!

We are also holding an online auction which begins Friday, August 21 and ends during the event.

Rundown of the Trash Makeover Challenge event:

7:00 - Celebrate the first nine years of Trash Makeover Challenge and greet attendees
7:20 - Update on our work pushing towards a Texas free from pollution
7:30 - Fashion Show part 1
7:50 - Live auction and 5-minute intermission
7:55 - Fashion Show part 2
8:10 - Fashion Show ends & voting on People’s Choice Award
8:20 - Judge’s and People’s Choice Award winners announced; online auction ends
8:30 - Event concludes


Event Toolkit will include:

  • Downloadable program

  • Food and drink recipes with a regional flair

  • Virtual backgrounds with regional options to use during the event

  • Social media hashtags

  • Spotify playlist of music used during the fashion show

Make sure to "like" - "follow" - "share" our event page: www.facebook.com/trashmakeover and invite all of your friends to attend the event!

Please click on the SPONSOR tab to learn more about becoming

a sponsor for this year's event!



AUSTIN: P.O. Box 42278 ** Austin, TX 78704 ** (512) 326-5655

DALLAS: 3303 Lee Parkway #402 ** Dallas, TX 75219 ** (214) 599-7840

HOUSTON: 3100 Richmond #290 ** Houston, TX 77098 ** (713) 337-4192
CORPUS CHRISTI: P.O. Box 71753 ** Corpus Christi, TX 78467 ** (361) 434-0771