recycled paper

31 Bits: Exquisite Recycled Paper Jewelry, Made by Ugandan Artisans

PAPER CHASERS The artisans behind 31 Bits repurpose paper from posters, advertisements, and even textbook pages, which they tear into long strips, roll into tight beads, and then coat…

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Does Aki Goto's $480 Paper-Bag Jacket Take Recycling Too Far?

If you thought Jil Sander’s $290 lunch sack bordered on the ridiculous, just wait till you get a load of Aki Oto’s paper-bag blazer. Cobbled together from a bunch of used…

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At Atlanta Int'l Airport, Nancy Judd's "Runway" of Recycled Fashion

ZERO WASTE Many of Judd’s pieces take upwards of 100 hours to complete. Through her deft manipulation of materials such as recycled bicycle inner tubes, aluminum soda cans,…

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Christian Tagliavini Recreates Historic Women's Clothing in Cardboard

A little whimsy for your Friday: these “cardboard ladies” by Swiss-Italian artist-photographer Christian Tagliavini. Shot in the manner of formal portraiture, his Dame di…

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DESIGN COMPETITION: Design a Recycled Paper Dress for British Vogue

Do you want to be a fashion designer? This is your chance to break into the world of sustainable fashion design. Enter British Vogue‘s “Design a Dress” competition…

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Mark O'Brien Makes Cardboard Shoes From Recycled Beer Packaging

CARDBOARD KICKS While O’Brien is driven by any material that sparks imaginative storytelling, cardboard remains his medium of choice because of its innate ability to grab…

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California Designer Creates Flamenco Dress From Recycled Magazines

Adam Neeley put his jeweler’s tools aside to pull together a dress for Laguna Beach’s second annual Festival of the Arts. And not just any dress, but a floor-length flamenco…

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Sylvia Heisel, Paper No. 9's Paper Dress Wears Off to Reveal Hidden Quotes

Photos by Deborah Feingold “Ready to wear” means one thing in the fashion world, and quite another for designer Sylvia Heisel and Brooklyn accessories label Paper No. 9.…

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Jeremy Mays Makes Literary Jewelry From Cross-Sections of Old Books

WELL-READ For artist (and landscape architect) Jeremy Mays, printing words on paper is only the inaugural manifestation of the author’s ideas and vision. Once discarded and…

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