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Paper Lace Dress, front
Paper Lace Dress, back
Paper Lace Dress, detail
Photos by Sandrine Hahn

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.

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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.

Source: Oberlin.edu/recycle