by Jessica Chow in New Fashion on Saturday 16 March 2013

Chilean designer, Alexandra Guerrero, found an interesting use for the thousands of wasted cigarette butts found on floors, streets and beaches, turning them into colourful, retro-styled and wearable clothing. She later founded Mantis, inspired by this new discovery, which aims to spread this recycling ethos, putting an emphasis on the message that one person’s trash can be another’s treasure.