I recently came across another artist who has created a series of dresses made from trash. John Petrey . He reuses all sorts of materials from asphalt shingles, cards, bottle caps, bronze, shoe tags and more.
Millions of shoes go into landfills every year. We have done posts on reusing computers to make shoes, Chopstick Shoes, biodegradable shoes and of course ways to reuse shoes. According to Wiki: On an average, a female from ages 13-16 may own about 15 pair of shoes including sneakers. And older woman 16-21, who perhaps has a […]
Another fun ecoHow on how to make your own jewelry reusing pull tabs and a bit of ribbon. I just gotta Eco Ya: This came from the Can Manufacturers Institute (who should know) Recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy used to make aluminum cans from virgin ore. In 1972, 53 million pounds […]
The McGee Group, an eyewear distributor out of Georgia sponsors a contest, challenging design students to reuse eyeglasses to make Trashion Clothing from eyeglasses. Working with the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Night Of Spectacles, where proceeds from the auction were donated. Each year the Lions Lighthouse receives over 100,000 eyeglasses and lenses to be […]
Airplanes have been reused into everything from houses to furniture. A new German company, Airborn Eyewear just launched the first Eco Friendly eyewear made from Airplanes. Normally, retired airplanes go into the Airplane graveyards to be recycled 0r mothballed, with the first objective to be flown again and the second objective to be used for […]
Anke Domaske is a 28 year old biologist and fashion designer who makes clothes from a very unusual fabric, milk yarn. Calling it QMilch She has come up with an easy and environmentally friendly way to extract fibres from milk and her designs are proving very successful. Advantages:
Absolutely loved this vintage 1950’s video on Bizarre Hats based upon kitchen appliances. We did Reuse Graters, but look at molds, teapots and a few more. Can use these ideas to invent your own Hat Fashions. I know it is not exactly reusing, but as they say ‘What can be done with a little imagination […]
A new sneaker company Jojo from Belgian has created a bandaged shoe where for every pair of Jojo shoes purchased, they plant a tree or give one year of clean drinking water to one person. The difference is a customer can track their contribution after the purchase. The premise is simple: Choose (pick your style) Act […]
Every little bit helps even if you don’t think those tiny bikinis take up landfill space. Linda Loudermilk designed bathing suits from a starch based plant fabric. The goal is to have it decompose 100% within 180 days. Scheduled for launch in 2012 and debuted at HauteNatured swimwear show at Miami Swim Week in July
There is alot of recycled art out there now and I recently discovered Margherita Marchioni’s wonderous art using everything from eyeglasses to pens.. Check out this upcycled pencil necklace.