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Billboard Vinyl Recycled into Bags and Wallets

Billboard Vinyl Recycled into Bags and Wallets

 

Tamara Stoddard works in advertising and is always getting in huge billboard vinyl sheets to check color with. So much of it was going in the garbage that she decided to put it to use. The fabric is amazingly durable and waterproof so she began making these stylish bags wallets, wine carriers and passport covers out of it! …

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Gorgeous Garments Upcycled from Magnetic Video Tape

Gorgeous Garments Upcycled from Magnetic Video Tape

 

Kai Yeung Yau makes captivating garments by weaving video tape into textiles. The video tape was bought from a second-hand shop and then stitched on garments to visualize music with different pitches and frequencies by varying the heights and widths of the pleating. …

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Doggy Bags: Purses Made from Discarded Clothes

Doggy Bags: Purses Made from Discarded Clothes

 

After cleaning out her closet, Cynthia Soderlund divided the clothes into those she could give away and those that were too worn out be wearable, but it seemed a shame to throw out all that perfectly good material! So, she started making bags from it. Since she is a dog groomer, she called them Doggy Bags. Cynthia makes boat bags and uses rope scraps from the local marina and uses chewed through collars and leashes to make the …

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ReCycle Collection

ReCycle Collection

 

The ReCycle Collection is 100% made out of second hand clothes and textiles (the name comes from the process of recycling and the Inspiration of bicycles). In an experimental draping process, I found the perfect shape for every single piece of secondhand garments.

In the first picture you see a former coat, two shirts and an old man’s pants which I turned into new styles. The catsuit in the second picture is made out …

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Chop-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks

Chop-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks

 

Joseph Palmer’s ingenious Chop-Flops are flip-flops made from reused materials. The surface where the foot meets the sandal is made of used chopsticks that were collected from the dumpster of a local Japanese restaurant. Dental floss was collected to lash the chopsticks together, as well as sew them to the sole. …

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Rose Pillow Made from Bridesmaid Dress

Rose Pillow Made from Bridesmaid Dress

 

A ruffled rose pillow made from an old too-tight bottom half of a bridesmaid dress!

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Jewelry Made From Dehydrated Flowers

Jewelry Made From Dehydrated Flowers

 

Moisi is a new and fresh contemporary jewelry brand. this is the first colection. With this jewelry, I hope to bring back to life dusty dehydrated mini rosa flowers, leafs, petals, fruits, home decoration perfumed dehydrated plants that lost their scent long time ago, date tree seeds, plum seeds, soya beans, and so on.

By enclosing this vegetal lifeless elements with handmade crochet, I wanted to give the jewelry a romantic look. Their eco approache gives hope and a …

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Spring Bracelets Made from Broken Skirt Hangars

Spring Bracelets Made from Broken Skirt Hangars

 

These bracelets are made from springs inside the clips on broken skirt hangers. Four springs wired together creates a single pin-wheel unit, and each bracelet has five or six of those units. The designer glued a silver bead at the end of the springs for safety and visual interest.

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SBiR Wood Transforms Scraps into Bold Jewelry Collection

SBiR Wood Transforms Scraps into Bold Jewelry Collection

 

A jewelry collection so big it’s ridiculous! These statement pieces, designed by Sallvann Caorn from SBiR Wood, use non-traditional materials and processes to be big, bold and to challenge the definition of jewelry. This collection of unique jewelry layers a combination of various scrap woods and metals that have been donated from …

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Crystal Jewelry Made from Recycled CD Cases

Crystal Jewelry Made from Recycled CD Cases

 

These futuristic and luxurious earrings by APU Design are made from a simple plastic CD tray. They’re comprised of engraved transparent plastic parts strung on 925 silver chain and hooks.

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1,000 Plastic Bag Jewelry

1,000 Plastic Bag Jewelry

 

These bracelets are made from recycled plastic bags! Plastic bags can last up to 1,000 years in landfills, killing millions of birds and other wildlife. Jessica wanted to raise awareness of this problem by turning something we think of as insignificant (like …

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