Thank you for helping us celebrate 20 years of raising the roof!
We are indebted to all the sponsors, bidders, volunteers, local businesses and guests who have supported the auction these past 20 years. Thanks to the support of this loving community, we had another wonderful night this September, and made our goal of raising $50,000 that will go to the construction of affordable housing in Whatcom.
Trashion Show Winner!
Congratulations to the wonderful folks at Guardian Northwest Title & Escrow. Not only were they sponsors, they made this year’s winning dress at our Trashion Show.
Designer: Guardian Northwest Title & Escrow Team
Description: The Whatcom County Guardian NW Title & Escrow Team has created a lovely “High-Low” style dress and hat that would be perfect for an evening of wine tasting! It is made from salvaged office paper such as recorded deeds of trust & other real estate documents folded in origami & those “Oh-So-Obsolete CD’s!”
Did you know that there are close to 12k Real Estate Documents that are recorded each year here in Whatcom County? Of course Guardian NW Title & Escrow are “paperless” however, many copies of some documents are made in the transaction process that just end up in the shredder!
Of course after all these Real Estate Documents are recorded, there WILL be a level of celebration required, thus, The Guardian Team has added finishing touches to this dress & hat by using cardboard, discarded wine corks and pop tabs!
Designer: Nancy Watts
Model: Ixchell Rosadomay
Description: This dress is made from hundreds of left over photos from my kids that were going to be trashed now that they are all grown up and moved out. They are cut and glued onto cardboard and newspaper with the inside covered in duct tape. The headpiece is made from plastic bags and duct taping topped with all of the leftover pictures that had greenery included them.
Outfit: Sustainably Fantastic
Designer: Rue McDonald
Model: Faith Sievers
Description: Rue has created an outfit inspired by magic and fantasy. This piece brings awareness to textile and plastic waste by creating an outfit made of discarded materials. Rue hopes that this piece, along with the other designers work, inspires others to create out of what would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Outfit: Miss (soon to be Mrs) Decorated
Designer: Hillary Pritchard
Model: Marlee McGinty
Description: Made from the leftover decorations from a bridal shower, this outfit strives to showcase the amount of waste that goes into many one-day events.
Outfit: Gone Sailin’
Designer and model: Gwen Pidgeon
Description: I made this dress out of an old used sail from a friend’s sailboat, and used fishing net. It’s held together by thick thread. I punched the holes with a leather hole punch until I lost it. Then I used a board and punch. The crown is made with driftwood, old wire, recycled glass and more fishing net.