I’m usually not big into recycled jewelry, but these crystal pieces that won the Inhabitat’s Spring Greening contest are pretty clever. Though a lot of recycled material jewelry has an unfortunate resemblance to the trash it was up-cycled from, these crystal earrings bear very little resemblance to the CD jewel cases they began life as. This is some of the most successful [...]
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.
Project Runway eat your heart out, as long as that heart’s made from Peanut M&Ms. This one-off dress was made by Chicago-based couture designer Christina Liedtke from 600 Peanut M&M wrappers, from which the 1,800 flowers used in the design were painstakingly handmade and applied. Ok, so five yards of silk charmeuse and silk shantung [...]
French unisex customized army jackets, each one is slightly different and unique. Embroidered by hand in Berlin with hands and microphone lead logo. As worn by Pixie Geldof. Yup! It is.