recycled dresses

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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Topshop Launches Third Upcycled "Reclaim to Wear" Collection

Upcycling must be paying off for Topshop. The British high-street retailer is launching its third “Reclaim to Wear” capsule collection, derived from production offcuts and…

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Actress Maisie Williams Wears Dress Made of Recycled Comic Books

Actress Maisie Williams knows how to pander to her audience. The English ingenue, who plays the scrappy Arya Stark in the HBO hit Game of Thrones, arrived at Entertainment…

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Reformation Debuts Eco-Friendly Wedding Gowns, Bridesmaids' Dresses

HERE COMES THE BRIDE Comprising eight matrimonial-themed styles in seven colors and patterns, the range telegraphs a subtly sexy, urban-boho vibe that can only be characterized as…

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MILCH, Lenzing Repurpose Men's Shirts Into Avant-Garde Garments

MILCH has always liked to borrow from the boys, so it’s latest collaboration should come as little surprise. A veteran of “hijacking” classic men’s fashion to…

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Lady Gaga Wears "Upcycled" Coffee-Filter Dress to Jimmy Kimmel Live

For a woman who has worn everything from a flying dress to slabs of meat, coffee filters must seem positively quotidian. Yet there Lady Gaga was at Jimmy Kimmel Live at SXSW in Austin,…

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Finch Designs Recycles Plastic Bottles Into Rain Capes, Swimsuits

Sustainable design may not be synonymous with the fashion industry in China, but two designers are seeking to change that by creating playful stylish designs from recycled plastic…

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2013 (Vote for the Most Creative)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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11 Offbeat Wedding Dresses to Spice Up Your Eco-Friendly Nuptials

IN THE BAG Stephanie Watson had her wedding gown in the bag—the bread bag, that is. The Australian fashion designer whipped up her gown using 10,000 bread tags that she collected over…

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Jolene Fung's Plastic-Bag Gowns Are Inspired by Midcentury Furniture

Photos by Lucy Campbell For her graduate collection, Central Saint Martins fashion student Jolene Fung turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: vintage furniture. You’d be…

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Aussie Bride Creates Wedding Gown From 10,000 Recycled Bread-Bag Clips

Stephanie Watson’s wedding gown has something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue covered. The recent bride’s multicolored dress was made of 10,000 bread tags…

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14 Bizarre Fashions That Sound Like April Fool's Jokes (But Aren't)

FERMENTED FASHION Don’t even attempt to get the red wine out of this dress. The skintight garment is part of a line of “fermented fashion” derived entirely from the…

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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Turn a Pair of Printed Scarves Into a Breezy Caftan Dress (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Two medium-sized silk or satin scarves Cotton thread in a coordinating color Scissors Sewing needle Pins Measuring tape Body form (optional) STEP ONE Before you…

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Ida-Marie Corell Makes a Voluminous Dress from 555 IKEA Shopping Bags

We’ve seen some crazy things made out of IKEA products: room dividers built from children’s hangers, “frozen trees” cobbled from plastic-bag dispensers, and even…

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Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

SPACE-AGE FASHION Van Rees creates each textile herself using both remnant thread from a nearby knitting factory and repurposed fabrics she teases apart for yarn. Her process involves…

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From Somewhere Upcycles Speedo's Olympic Swimsuits Into "Unity" Gown

If there’s one event that makes you feel one with the world, it’s the Olympics. From Somewhere obviously caught the spirit. The British fashion label partnered with Speedo…

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AO Textiles, Debbi Little Celebrate Diamond Jubilee With Recycled Dress

AO Textiles and British designer Debbi Little are celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee with a lighter-than-air commemorative silk dress. Comprising fabric remnants…

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