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Kasey Jarvis , a senior creative designer for Nike, describes the Beaverton shoemaker’s Trash Talk sneaker, stitched from recycled leather. Nike’s Air Jordan XX# shoe, also part of the company’s sustainable-design line, was a finalist in the Portland/ World design category.

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DJ Rev Shines turns the beats around at the first annual Root awards.

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Eric Kaster (front left), owner/designer at Eleek, Inc. stands with partner Sattle Clark (front center) and colleagues to accept his Rising Star award. The North Portland-based firm designs handcrafted lighting, sinks, and hardware fixtures.

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