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‘Recycle Runway’ At PHX Shows Dresses Made From Trash

By Jamie Simon
February 24, 2010

The Phoenix Airport Museum and artist/educator Nancy Judd have launched “Recycle Runway,” an exhibit of classic dresses made from materials often discarded, on display at Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX).

“Environmental education is at the heart of all my work,” says Judd, who uses the art of fashion to raise environmental awareness. “Making trash into elegant and beautiful fashions attracts attention to the actions that we can each take in our everyday lives to care for the planet.”

Her garments are made using post-consumer materials such as aluminum cans, water bottles and junk mail.

“The Phoenix Airport Museum engages and entertains travelers while creating a sense of identity,” says Lennee Eller, Sky Harbor’s museum program manager. “Judd’s exhibition adds the extra bonus of educating and reminding all of us what wonderful things can happen when you are creative about recycling.”

“Recycle Runway” is a traveling exhibition of artist-designed garments created from recyclable materials. It travels the country to promote sustainability. Avila Retail, which owns and operates several shops at Phoenix Sky Harbor, and the Palo Verde group of the Sierra Club also sponsored the artist.

The exhibit is on display through Aug. 8 on Level 2 of Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3, pre-security.

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