It’s a Wrap: ‘Recycled Runway’


Recycling is funky, fashionable and fabulous. Just ask those behind the scenes at ‘Recylced Runway.’ Nearly every seat filled the Sherman Event Center Saturday to check out stunning headpieces made from recycled materials from Bang Salon. Product boxes, foils, and bubble wrap are just some of the items given a second life. From trash to couture- Some headpieces were accompanied with festive dresses made from plastic bags, newspapers and magazine pages.

With such a bright response to the event organizer and director of SustainAbility, Rachel Nathan, said it’s not one and done. “We have definitely talked about doing the event again. Perhaps making it a semi annual gathering or something of that nature. People showed so much support.”

The event not only raised money for SustainAbility, a recycling company that hires people with disabilities, but also awareness about the environment. To complete the party, SOUL foundation sold purses made of recycled materials by women in Uganda. 100 % of sales are funneled back to women in Uganda to help alleviate poverty.  Kyle James Hauser and Swallow Hill brought the jams, local artists displayed art and pastries were served by WaterCourse bakery.  ”We were most excited about the energy of the evening,” said Nathan. “Every element flowed together perfectly It seemed like the crowd really connected to all of it.” Gallery not found. Please check your settings.


Bang Salon Presents ‘Recycled Runway’ on Quest to Become Completely Sustainable

CatchCarri with owner of Bang Salon, Lisa Garcia

CatchCarri with owner of Bang Salon, Lisa Garcia

SCORE two tickets to ‘Recycled Runway’ to benefit SustainAbility. Headpieces made by Bang Salon composed entirely recycled materials walk the runway. Local artists will display work and musicians will rock out! Plus, pastries from WaterCourse Bakery will be served.


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One randomly selected winner will receive two tickets for show on Friday. Visit: for more information on the event.

Denver’s Bang Salon is making headway on becoming more green. Coming up Friday, the salon, will present the first ever ‘Recycled Runway’ at the Sherman Event Center. Proceeds will benefit SusatinAbility, a recycling company in Wheat Ridge, CO that employs people with developmental disabilities. Salon owner, Lisa Garcia, says by working with SustainAbility their salon has become 90 percent waste free.

“It’s been a huge eye opener to see how much trash we are throwing in a landfill. It takes a effort but SustainAbility makes it easy and now recycling is part of our daily routine,” says Garcia, “”We hope that other salons will follow our lead and jump on board.”

Bang Salon now designates recycling bins for foils, paper & cardboard, plastics, and hair clippings which are composted. Garcia along with at least 18 stylists will create extravagant headpieces made of completely recycled materials from the salon that will strut the runway. Gallery not found. Please check your settings.

Watercourse Bakery will serve Vegan pastries and local artists will display their art. To purchase tickets visit

Tickets are $35 ($25 with student ID)