trash makeover challenge

deep in the soul of Texas

For the past decade our Trash Makeover Challenge has been an uplifting, inspiring occasion to see the design talents of our community dazzle us in a fashion show competition with garments made of recycled materials. We have decided that for its 10th anniversary, this show must go on—and go online. That means it will be accessible for people no matter where they live!

Saturday, August 29, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Zoom link to be provided

This is our single biggest fundraising event of each year.  You’re free to donate any amount you’d like—every contribution helps us continue our engagement with residents and communities all over Texas to push for clean, renewable energy and a safe, healthy future.

Thank you kindly!

Trash Makeover Challenge 2020: Deep in the Soul of Texas

Saturday, August 29th
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Zoom link to be provided

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.

Guests are encouraged to dress with this year’s theme – Deep in The Soul of Texas – in mind. Remember, not all Texans wear Stetsons.

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!

Also check out our website for previous event photos and more here: www.trashmakeover.com

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

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Texas Longhorn (Texas State Large Mammal): $11,000

  • Meals & craft beverages delivered for up to 12 people on the day of the event
  • TX Gourmet Gift Basket delivered
  • Verbal recognition by Emcee during event
  • Option to appear onscreen during the event
  • Company logo or dedication name featured prominently during event
  • Customized sponsor virtual background
  • Full page ad in downloadable program
  • Recognition on Trash Makeover Challenge website through summer 2021

Armadillo (Texas State Small Animal): $5,000

  • Meals & craft beverages delivered for up to 8 people on the day of the event
  • TX Gourmet Gift Basket delivered
  • Company logo or dedication name visible during event & verbal recognition during event
  • Option to appear onscreen during the event
  • Customized sponsor virtual background
  • Half page ad in downloadable program
  • Recognition on Trash Makeover Challenge website through summer 2021

Free-Tailed Bat (Texas State Flying Mammal): $2,500

  • Meals & craft beverages delivered for up to 4 people on the day of the event
  • TX Gourmet Gift Basket delivered
  • Verbal & visual recognition during event
  • Option to appear onscreen during the event
  • Customized sponsor virtual background
  • Quarter page ad in downloadable program
  • Recognition on Trash Makeover Challenge website through summer 2021

Horned Lizard (Texas State Reptile): $1,200

  • TX Gourmet Gift Basket & craft beverages delivered on the day of the event
  • Recognition on screen during event
  • Option to appear onscreen during the event
  • Sponsor virtual background
  • Business card size ad in downloadable program
  • Recognition on Trash Makeover Challenge website through summer 2021

Mockingbird (Texas State Bird): $600

  • TX Gourmet Gift Basket delivered
  • Recognition on screen during event
  • Option to appear onscreen during the event
  • Sponsor virtual background
  • Name in downloadable program
  • Recognition on Trash Makeover website through Summer 2021

Monarch Butterfly (Texas State Insect): $300

  • Recognition on screen during event
  • Option to appear onscreen during the event
  • Sponsor virtual background
  • Name in downloadable program
  • Recognition on Trash Makeover website through Summer 2021