Gallery: Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2011 (Vote for the Most Creativ...


Michelle Brand isn’t your typical wedding-gown designer, but then again, “Green With Envy” isn’t your typical wedding gown. Trailed by a 16-foot train and weighing more than 22 pounds, the gown is the sum of 2,220 recycled plastic-bottle bases, 6,512 plastic-bottle tops, 13,880 tags, and months of tireless labor. The wedding dress, which debuted at Britain’s largest inner-city shopping center in April, wasn't just a sly nod to the Windsor-Middleton nuptials. It was also designed to encourage shoppers to nix plastic bags in favor of reusable totes.


What was 2011's most creative example of recycled fashion?

  • 55 Votes Dress From Vintage Children's Books
  • 31 Votes Snakeskin Corset From Wood Chips
  • 25 Votes Faux Gold Jewelry From Plastic Bottles
  • 11 Votes Jewelry From Discarded Plexiglass
  • 9 Votes Refashioned Festival-Tent Stage Outfit
  • 8 Votes Plastic Bottle Wedding Gown
  • 3 Votes Repurposed Football Necklace

Total Voters: 142

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

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