And the 2018 Winners Are…

Triad Goodwill took over the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro on March 9, 2018 for our 9th annual fashion fundraiser - and this year's event turned into an all-out dance party. Seven designers showcased their collections on the runway - and chose music that had the crowd rocking! This year's designers, Virginia Cole, LaShawn Millner, Shaunielle Foster, Georgann Schultz, Amber Kapas, Desiree Hedrick and Jasmine Rhodes each designed collections inspired by a decade from the 1940s-2000s. Amber Kapas won the News & Record Unconventional Material Challenge for her 1980s-inspired look made out of newsprint. Amber Kapas, News & [...]

By | 2018-03-12T15:35:36+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

2018 Rock the Runway Judges

Ivey Ghee Ivey Ghee - CEO/Owner/Founder - The Hospitality G Ivey Ghee started her own hospitality consulting company called The Hospitality G. She says it is her "passion to motivate hospitable behavior in the workplace." Ivey specializes in Customer Service Training Workshops, Growth Conversations for staff rejuvenation and motivational speaking. She also works with organizations that struggle with LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace. Cindy Loman Cindy Loman - Editor - 1808: Greensboro's Magazine Cindy Loman is the editor of 1808: Greensboro’s Magazine and is the News & Record’s features editor. [...]

By | 2018-02-16T11:25:50+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Amber Kapas: Unconventional Material Challenge

Amber Kapas: Unconventional Materials Challenge Amber Kapas What inspired your look for the Unconventional Material Challenge (UMC)? Inspiration for the UMC garment came from the geometric shapes on hairclips from the 80's. Inspiration also came from one of my all-time favorite binge-worthy shows- Stranger Things and my go-to inspiration music artist, Joan Jett. What is the best part of participating in a challenge like this? Complete creative freedom with endless opportunity to adapt and open your mind to a new design style. What has been the toughest part of designing a look out of newsprint? Learning how to achieve/ execute a desired, proper [...]

By | 2018-02-23T09:21:54+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Meet the Host: Tanya Rivera

Meet the Host: Tanya Rivera Triad Goodwill is excited to announce WFMY News 2's Tanya Rivera will serve as our host for Rock the Runway 2018! "I'm always amazed at how people can design and create something magical out of something seemingly ordinary! I can’t wait to experience Rock The Runway," says Rivera. This will be the two-time Emmy winning journalist's first time hosting Rock the Runway.  But she's no stranger to the Goodwill hunt. "Goodwill is where I have found many a treasure—from my winter coats, to cocktail dresses and vintage Polaroid cameras. I get to take home a prize [...]

By | 2018-02-09T11:01:07+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

2018 Unconventional Material Challenge

Triad Goodwill's annual Rock the Runway Fashion Fundraiser is coming up March 9 at the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro. We're giving you a sneak peek of the paper garments created for our Greensboro News & Record Unconventional Material Challenge. At least 75% of the visible material on the garment should be made of newsprint, provided by the News & Record. The goal is to create a look from paper – that doesn’t look like paper. Vote for your favorite design through 4pm on February 12, 2018. The News & Record will then choose a winner from the three looks with the [...]

By | 2018-01-29T11:53:36+00:00 February 1st, 2018|