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Ophir El-Boher – Presenting at ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th

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ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th

Ophir El-Boher is an apparel designer focused on the ecological, cultural and social aspects of fashion.

Through her academic research she is exploring ways to create ethical and sustainable models for clothing production. Through her studio practice, Ophir is investigating the meaning of wearable objects, using a variety of crafts and value creation.

Inspired by natural and cultural systems, Ophir is using the platform of fashion design to address phenomenon of contemporary issues such as natural resource degradation, hyper-consumerism and gender equity.

She brings diverse cultural experiences and disciplines to her practice, focusing on questioning and retelling cultural narratives.

By actively employing collaboration and communication, Ophir aims to lead a change- rethinking and recreating the ways in which clothing are consumed, used and disposed. She believes that, if done correctly, fashion can inspire and lead to positive change.

Through writing, public speaking and activism Ophir promote cultural and behavioral shifts around fashion consumption, providing knowledge, tools and methods for creative alternatives to satisfy materialistics needs and desires.

Ophir holds a B.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Design and Secondary Education from Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv, and is currently an MFA candidate in Collaborative Design at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland.

Freedom Moreno Certified Deconstructionist and Reuse Pioneer – Presenting at ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th

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ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th

 

Freedom Moreno is a Certified Deconstructionist with the Building Material Reuse Association. She was in the first building deconstruction certification class for the City of Portland, Oregon. She is also an Alumni of Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.

Freedom pioneered as the first women and woman of color, to be a lumber specialist for Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage.

Her skills in salvaged and reclaimed materials is born out of a passion for historic preservation and architecture.

She values the re-use of materials as not only an ecological and economical bonus but also by virtue of quality craftsmanship. Freedom is a reuse artist, and a staunch advocate for women and women of color in the trades.

You can see Freedom and other innovative RUST presenters at ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th.

Simon Love Reuse and Repair Specialist for Oregon DEQ- Presenting at ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th

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ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th

 

Simon is the reuse and repair specialist at Oregon DEQ, leading the implementation of DEQ’s strategic plan related to extending the lifespan of products through reuse, repair and improvements to product durability.

He has a background in environmental life cycle assessment and industrial ecology, focusing on diverse topics such as innovative building materials, biomass district energy systems, and sustainable uses for low-value land.

 

 

 

 

You can see Simon and other innovative RUST presenters at ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th.

ReClaim It! ReUse-Aplooza at the Oregon Public House June 10th

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PDX RUST will be joining ReClaim It! at ReUse-A-Paloosa on June 10th.Who: ReClaimIt! + YOU!

What:  ReUse-A-Plooza

Date/Time: Sunday June 10th from 2pm-6pm

Location: The Village Ballroom

(above the Oregon Public House)

700 NE Dekum Street, Portland