Eco Trash Couture

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up close wingsclose up capeErte Front2Crime Scene FrontthumbES thumbYouth Eco-Dress, detail1Recycling Fiesta, thumbnailObamanos Coat FrontPL crop2Rusty Nail Cocktail Dress, thumbnailAluminum Drop Dress, thumbnailJellyfish Dress, thumbnailCaution DressTireless-Couture-Detail-smFaux Fur Coat, thumbnailPop Can Couture, thumbnailObama Cocktail Dress, thumbnailCouture Plastique, thumbnailJunk Mail Fan Dress, thumb nailCT cropGlass Evening Gown, detailRecycled Bathing Beauty, thumbnailChange Couture Collection at the Green Inaugural BallRecycled Cowgirl, bootsVoter Swing Coat, detail


Click on the photos to see a photo documentary of the creation of Eco-Flamenco.

Art, fashion, sustainability and over 5,000 people collide to create a new Recycle Runway garment. Read the most recent blog post to learn the details about creating this ambition dress!

Nancy’s Comments on the project:
It is thrilling to watch people take the eco-pledges because in that moment I have engaged them in thinking about how “they can live lighter on the earth”. It plants a seed that will hopefully germinate in the future. If my work can inspire one person to create a habit that will benefit the environment… that is exciting!



I am really enjoying watching Eco-flamenco take shape! It is an exciting project for me because the final length of the dress will be determined by the number of people who participate– not just by taking eco-pledges, but also by donating the cereal boxes; painting them; cutting them into circles; and helping me sew the circles on the dress. After I finish filling in the bottom section with ruffles, I will start adding panels with more ruffles to the back so that a train will grow and grow… I can’t wait to see how long it will be, Stay tuned!