Eco Trash Couture
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Paper Lace Dress
Recycled office paper takes the work out of wearing this party dress!
Paper selected from office recycling cans was hand-cut into an original lace design and glued onto the flared skirt, hat and vintage shoes. The skirt and hat were made from canvas scraps. The skirt is layered over a 1950s vintage “little black dress.” The entire ensemble was created in 120 hours. Created in 2003.
Recycle at work!
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves seventeen 35 foot tall mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 2 barrels of oil, 60 pounds of air pollution and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough energy to power the average American home for 5 months.
Over 48% of office paper is recovered for recycling.