Convertible Trashique, back
Convertible Trashique, details
Convertible Trashique, materials
Photos by Eric Swanson and Sandrine Hahn

Convertible Trashique

Be a vehicle for change in this suit created with recycled car parts.

The jacket, skirt and blouse were created with material from a soft-top convertible. The “faux fur” on the jacket was made by curling electrical wire and hand-sewing it on the lapel. The hat was sewn from a front-end mask and accented with electrical copper wire. As a tribute to Toyota’s founding family, who originally sold looms, the purse was woven out of electrical wire and the metal “paper” which is found in electrical cable. The entire suit took 150 hours to create. Created in 2007.

Commissioned by Toyota


How do you get around?

Cars, trucks and airplanes create almost one-third of the carbon dioxide produced in the United States. Our transportation choices, whether business or personal, have a HUGE environmental impact. Be an eco-leader and consider these options:

• When it is time for a new car, choose a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

• Reduce the number of miles you drive by walking, biking, carpooling or taking mass transit.

• Keep your car tuned- regular maintenance helps improve fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.

Source: Environmental Projection Agency and