Watches made from recycled soda cans

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Monday 28 October 2013

One man’s trash is another’s treasure. That phrase has never been more true then in the case of these gorgeous watches by Alchemist. Made from recycled soda cans, these watches come in a variety of stylish colors and look great dressed up or down. These guys are serious about turning neglect into shine.

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Crystal jewelry recycled from CD jewel cases

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By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Tuesday 14 May 2013

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 […]

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Alexandra Guerrero makes beautiful clothes out of used cigarette butts

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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.

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Gown made from Peanut M&M wrappers

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By Zolton in New Fashion on Wednesday 21 April 2010

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 […]

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Mister Handbag made from vintage leather jackets

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By Casper Johansson in New Fashion on Wednesday 17 March 2010

This medium size leather handbag from Novella Royale, with large stud detail all over, was made from vintage leather jackets. Fun, huh?

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French Army jacket by Client

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By Lost At E Minor in New Fashion on Friday 12 March 2010

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.

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