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LNBF Earth Award

Our 2016 Award Winner: Tenille Riechelmann




Tenille has always had an interest in fashion design, since the early age of 12, she was sewing purses out of used jeans and t-shirts. It was this early interest that led her to pursue her current passion project: recycled fashion.


Currently a visual communications student, she got her start in the fashion world when a local designer approached her to showcase at the Medicine Hat Pride AIDS Benefit and Fashion Show. She created a collection of custom bras made out of recycled, re-purposed and found materials. She was inspired by the need to alleviate the immense amount of soft textiles we throw out into landfills. Sourcing old table clothes, clothes with holes or stains or broken jewellery – things that could not be resold at your local Good Will - she re-purposed them into beautiful bras and lingerie again. 


With the LNBF Earth Award, she hopes to organize more charity fundraisers to benefit the community. Currently she is planning a breast cancer benefit fashion show in which all proceeds will be donated to the Medicine Hat Health Foundation.  She is most excited by the fact that her creations will not only help the environment, but also the women in her community.


Congratulations Tenille! We can’t wait to see and support your wonderful work!





About the Award


At LNBF, our mission is to empower individuals to create a sustainable world for future generations. We have created a $500 grant to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to her community. She could have established a social entrepreneurship, a charity or a creative project that benefits others (ideas like running a sustainable soup kitchen, a reforestation project or an art co-op that uses recycled materials, or like us, fabricating an ecofashion line).


 Leadership - Passion - Socially-Minded


Here's how to apply (any woman over age of 18 can apply):

    A) Fill out the short entry form here.
    B) Tell us your story! (in 250 words/1 page or less)
    1. How you got started, your interests
    2. What inspired you for your project
    3. How this grant will help you to fulfill your vision

    C) Resume

      Send a one-page resume summarizing your past accomplishments, volunteer activities, special projects

        D) Take a Pic

          Send us a picture of yourself engaged in your community project!


          Deadline: Please check back in Jan 2017.

          Send the above in an email to, with "LNBF Earth Award: YOUR NAME" in the subject heading. Voila, you're done!

          Finalists may be contacted to get more information. Contestants must be over 18 years of age at time of application. Must be residents of Canada .LNBF reserves the right to refuse incomplete applications. By applying to this award, we reserve the right to publish your responses and picture on our website and social media channels.




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