Eco-Art

Someone is Leaving Crocheted Pokémon Dolls at Various Pokéstops

Hunting for Pokémon? If you’re really lucky, a virtual Pidgey or Zubat isn’t all you’ll snag. Nichole Dunigan, an artist from Lewisville, Texas, has been depositing…

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Vetements Designer Made Art From 17 Tons of Used Clothing

If you’ve ever wondered what 17 tons of used clothing looks like, Maja Weiss has got you covered. The Vetements designer recently held court at the Copenhagen International…

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Australian Artist Creates Tidal-Wave Sculpture From Discarded Flip-Flops

David Day, an artist from North Queensland, has transformed thousands of discarded flip-flops into a life-size tidal wave. The sculpture, which Day describes as a testament to the…

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Berlin Artists Use Manhole Covers, Utility Grates to Relief-Print Textiles

To the Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin, city streets are literally their artistic inspiration. Translating to “pirate printer,” the group uses city infrastructure as…

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Massive 3D Embroidery Brings to Life Iconic Game of Thrones" Battle

COME AT ME, CROW Framing the Night King in all his frosty, blue-eyed glory are the crests of the great houses of Westeros: a stark reminder—pun intended—that winter is indeed coming…

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Massive "Clothing Spill" Illustrates Importance of Reusing, Recycling

SPILLING OVER Together with its nonprofit partners, Savers diverts more than 650 million pounds of reusable goods from North American landfills each year, according to the company,…

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This Sprout-Covered Vest is a Chia Pet You Can Wear

BETTER TOGETHER To create her vest, Esponette laid out cut pieces of muslin on a foam mannequin that she saturated with water. She then planted the chia seeds, which germinated into…

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"Pure Human" Imagines a Future Where You Can Buy Nicole Kidman's Skin

NEW SKIN “Major fashion and cosmetic companies have already signed research collaboration agreement with bioengineering institutes,” Gorjanc said. “Those…

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How Yarn Bombing Grew From Fringe Activity to Global Movement

How did “yarn bombing,” a form of street graffiti that turns everyday objects into colorful knitted or crocheted displays, grow from a quirky personal statement into an…

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McDonalds Turns Redesigned Packaging Into Trash-tastic Accessories

OUTSIDE THE BOX Machado and Hardouin ended up using 50 bags, 72 straws, 22 cups, and eight sandwich boxes, along with a handful of rhinestones and pearls for embellishment.…

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Annalisa Natali Murri's Photographs Reveal Rana Plaza's Emotional Aftermath

In April 2013, Rana Plaza, a multi-storey facility in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories, collapsed into a pile of rubble. The event would go down in history as the South…

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Hand-Cranked Sidewalk Cart Recycles Old Plastic Bags Into Stylish Totes

Few things are as emblematic of our throwaway culture as the humble plastic bag. Cheap to produce, easy to carry, and convenient to use, some 500 billion of the things are deployed…

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Angela Mathis Turns Shredded Banknotes Into Textiles, Upholstery

BIG SPENDER As if in anticipation of pearl-clutchers who may regard her choice of medium a tad sacrilegious, Mathis points out that banknotes generally circulate for a period of 18…

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Haunting "Trashion" Gowns Illustrate Senegal's Pollution Problem

FUTURE IMPERFECT “When you travel in any region of Senegal, the first thing you notice is dumped plastic everywhere,” Monteiro says in a behind-the-scenes video. “And…

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New Pratt Institute Exhibit Explores Activism in the Garment Industry

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is launching an exhibition that explores the kinship between fashion and political,…

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Embroidery Stop-Motion Film Animates Passover Folk Song

In Chad Gadya, a breathtakingly surreal three-minute film based on the Passover folk song of the same name, Nina Paley and Theodore Gray illustrate the absurdity of our…

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Smog-Containing Jewelry Support World's Largest Air Purifier

Studio Daan Roosegaarde wants you to help fight air pollution and smog– by wearing it on your finger. With his proposed air-purifier called the Smog Free Tower, Roosegaarde is…

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"YWASTE" Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

WASTE NOT Consumption begets waste, which ushers in problems of its own, Dean adds. “When we consume so much, we tend to dispose of more,” she says. “this unpalatable…

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