Junk to Funk

Upcoming Events

Single Use Disposible Art Installation

Mid August through October

SW 9th and Morrison Downtown Portland

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ReUse ConEx

October 20th, details TBD

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Installation: J2F Celebrates Portland's Ban on Plastic Bags

We were so thrilled that Portland finally joined the cities and countries across the nation in trashing this unnecessary single use disposable nuisance, we wanted to celebrate with plastic bag Trashion.  The installation is located on SW 10th at Alder in the Galleria building in downtown Portland and will remain up through January. 


This installation is viewable from the sidewalk 24 hours a day, just in case you get a 4:00am itch for Trashion.  Special thanks to the PDX Storefront program for funding this project!

  • SW 10th and Alder; Portland, Oregon
  • "Pretty in Plastic" by Jen LaMastra, created out of plastic bags.
  • "Red, White and Bride" by Project Runway's Rebecca Ross
  • "The Fabric of Our Lives" by Traci Price, created out of plastic bags.

Installation: J2F (hearts) PDX

Our first installation titled 'Junk to Funk [hearts] PDX' highlighted not only our love for Portland and the celebration of our city’s leadership in recycling but called on the public for an entire new way of looking at waste through reducing and creatively reusing.
  • "Beached Male" by Traci Price, created out of a discarded river raft.
  • "Rain or Shine" by Taylor Stevenson, created out of discarded umbrellas.
  • "ReBrewed" by Adrienne Duckrow, created out of used coffee filters.
  • "ReTired Swimwear" by Taylor Stevenson, created out of used bike tire tubes.
  • Live crafting in the installation space.
  • Live crafting in the installation space.
  • Live crafting in the installation space.

A big thanks to the PDX Storefronts program and our installation sponsors:

   

Junk to Funk Anniversary Event


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Portland Fashion Week 2010

Photo Courtesy Deanna Bredthauer
Photo Courtesy Deanna Bredthauer
We were honored to be asked by Portland Fashion Week to create a trashion display for their 2010 opening night.  Being a sustainability focused fashion show we thought it was appropriate to create an installation titled "The Story of Fashion: Fashion As Usual v. Fashion Forward".  The installation featured 5 new couture garments created out of waste textiles.

A huge appreciation to designers Jen LaMastra, Taylor Stevenson, Traci Price and Ruth Waddy and models Kelly English, Erin McGarry, Chelsea Piel and Tanya Cheeke.

2009 Recycled Fashion Show Contest


  • Trashion Assassin
  • Le Poisson Couture
  • Bedtime Bride
  • Raspberry Blitz
  • Gunny Sack Trench Coat
  • Red, White and Bride
  • Muse 51509-B
  • Avant Garden
  • Whiskey Ride
  • Film Dress
  • ReBrewed
  • Rubber Tube Dress
  • Seagull Saver
  • Maxi Party Dress
  • Construction DeConstruction
  • Ensnare and Entangle
  • Madamoiselle Sock It To Me
  • Net Consumption
  • Sun Kissed
  • Eclipse
  • Laparotomy Sponge Dress
  • Lady Cumulus
  • Blind Luck and Black Magic
  • Party Queen
  • Plastic Pride
  • Armor of God
  • The Paper Doll
  • Chastity Blinds
  • Discarded to Dainty

Photos courtesy of "The Photographers"


Video courtesy of "Sustainable Today Television".

 

2008 Recycled Fashion Show Contest

  • Sharon Blair's SKG line
  • Breadwinner
  • Broad Shoulders
  • Compost Couture
  • Couch Couture
  • Energy Gladiatrix
  • Flicks
  • Goodwill on the Runway!
  • Green City Dress
  • 94.7 FM's Gustav and Tara, looking hot!
  • If the Shoe Fits
  • The Key Turn Project Performance
  • The Key Turn Project Performance
  • The Key Turn Project Performance
  • The Key Turn Project Performance
  • Knotty VHS
  • Madame Bottlefly
  • Mitochondrian Dream
  • My Kitty's Business Suit
  • Not for Portland Dress
  • NY Times in the Blue Galaxy
  • Portland Mosaic
  • Queen of Clubs
  • Queens New Gown
  • Rain or Shine
  • Reverb Fever
  • ReVogue
  • Mayor Sam Adams and Tara from 94.7
  • Mayor Sam Adams and Tara from 94.7
  • Scrappin Evening Gown
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll
  • Soviet Mixed Tape
  • Space Trash
  • Spiral Groove
  • The Gift That Keeps on Giving
  • Tie Me Up
  • Wasterelle
  • Zippidy Doo Da

Photos courtesy of "The Photographers"

Video courtesy of "Sustainable Today Television".

2007 Recycled Fashion Show Contest

  • 17th Century Fox by Amy Hyatt

Photos courtesy of "The Photographers"

Video courtesy FOTG Films

2006 Recycled Fashion Show Contest

Photos courtesy of Holland Studios