Eco Trash Couture
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Photos by Sandrine Hahn
Faux Fur Coat
Obsolete cassette & video tape make an absolutely reeling garment.
Cassette tape was woven onto the fabric of a second-hand coat to create the looped texture. The collar and cuffs are accented with the larger discarded video tape. A thrift store prom dress was cut up and sewn for the lining of the coat. This cold weather garment took 310 hours to create. Created in 2005.
Recycle or donate old electronics, visit Earth911.com to learn where.
Electronics contain valuable materials such as glass, copper, aluminum, plastic and other components that can often be extracted and reused. In addition to valuable metals electronics often contain hazardous materials such as mercury. E-waste accounts for 70 percent of the overall toxic waste currently found in landfills. When placed in a landfill, even in small doses, these materials can contaminate soil as well as drinking water.