Thursday, February 10, 2011


What is Trashion? It’s fashion, accessories, art, and crafts made from trash and upcycled and recycled materials.
This garment was created using 30 copies of the Financial Times

Believe it or not, this stylish handbag is made from hundreds of recycled aluminum pull-tabs. Yes, those tiny tabs we throw away without giving them a second glance after opening a can. Luckily, San Francisco-based company Escama Studio and various Brazilian crafts cooperatives have been working together since 2004 to create great fashion accessories from them. And their approach is personal: Each fashion piece comes with a tag bearing the signature of the person who made it. Customers can then click on that person’s profile on the company’s website to find out more about the artist. I love it!

Fashion made from recycled cassette tape string

These Tea Cup Bangles first surfaced on Twitter recently and demanded to be shared. They are made from real tea cups, adapted by designer Abigail MaryRose Clark.

Did you know??
**Each year, the average American throws away about 70 pounds of clothing each year and make up about 3% of our household waste. They end up in landfills and most don’t decompose.**

I blogged about these bangles a WHILE ago...they are made from recycled magazines. So fly! Check the archives for this post.

The Denim Kimono was created using recycled denim jackets and jeans.
gary harvey, runway, greenshows

Gary Harvey is the former Creative Director of Levi Strauss and Dockers Europe designer for Levi's. He began designing his environmentally friendly dresses during a freelance fashion campaign. He needed something dramatic for a shoot so he took 42 pairs of Levi's 501's and made them into a dress. He has continued designing eco-fashion since.

He doesn't just recycle clothing to make his innovative designs. This dress was made with cans, bottle tops and cardboard boxes.


Source(s) :::: The Trench Coat Is Dead.Long Live the Trench Coat (Dress)! & Treehugger and Telegraph

You can check out the philosophy and some of the work of these artists here.


TheMochaPeach said...

WOW! That is fascinating.....

VioletPoetry said...

Isn't it?? I got the JUNK, now all I need is a sewing machine in my life!! LOL!