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400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

400,000 Plastic Sandals Upcycled Into Colorful Oceanside Sculptures

Although ocean beaches are one of the most beautiful parts of nature, they're also the place we're most likely to come face to face with the ugly side of overconsumption. Beaches around the world are

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Woman Gets Married in Dress Made from 10,000 Bread Tags Collected Over 10 Years

Woman Gets Married in Dress Made from 10,000 Bread Tags Collected Over 10 Years

Adding to a growing list of dresses made with weird, recycled materials, including beetle wings and cow nipples, a woman in Australia recently tied the knot in a dress made with 10,000 bread tags. A

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then look no

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7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

One of the scariest things about Halloween is that 85% of the textiles sold to more than 170 million Americans who celebrate the frightful night, meet their demise in a landfill. You can still dress-up

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Nicole Dextras Creates Little Green Dresses that Transform Foliage into Fine Compostable Fashion

Nicole Dextras Creates Little Green Dresses that Transform Foliage into Fine Compostable Fashion

Created by artist and designer Nicole Dextras, the Little Green Dress Projekt is a collection of twenty one gorgeous dresses crafted from finely-woven palms, leaves and berries. Recently displayed at

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14 Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits Sure to Make a Splash This Summer

14 Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits Sure to Make a Splash This Summer

Still searching for the perfect summer bathing suit? Well look no further because we've rounded up 14 sexy and sophisticated eco-friendly swimsuits for hitting the beach this summer. From a

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McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

Mad Men style is running rampant this season and fast food uniforms are apparently no exception. McDonald's U.K. unveiled a new line of eco-friendly uniforms that will make you feel like you're dining

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14 Awesome Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts to Spoil Dad

14 Awesome Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts to Spoil Dad

Want to show your dad the glory of eco-fashion this Father's Day? Or maybe he's already a lover of planet Earth.  Either way, we've rounded up 14 of the coolest gifts around to spoil your padre.

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Win an Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

Win an Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

We're counting down the minutes until we can yell out "Summer!" and dive straight into a pool of bright blue water. Just in time to beat the heat, we're giving away an Eco Swim by Aqua Green swimsuit of

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Pin to Win It: Enter Hovey Lee’s Eco-Jewelry Giveaway (Worth Up to $148!)

Pin to Win It: Enter Hovey Lee’s Eco-Jewelry Giveaway (Worth Up to $148!)

Would you love to get your hands on a piece of Hovey Lee's gorgeous, environmentally sustainable jewelry? If you're as enamored by her accessories as we are, then enter our Earth Day Contest for a chance

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This Jacket Made From Pen Caps by Maison Martin Margiela Is On Display In Rotterdam

This Jacket Made From Pen Caps by Maison Martin Margiela Is On Display In Rotterdam

It's no secret that here at Inhabitat, we're fans of repurposing old materials into new, useful pieces. Maison Martin Margiela took those hunks of excess plastic that sit at the end of our pens and

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Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Fans of the Mini Roadster will get a kick out of Carmina Campus's new line of the eco-friendly purses made from actual Mini parts! The upcycled line, which was launched at Milan Fashion Week is

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Montreal Artists Transform Post-Consumer Trash Into Beautiful Fashion

Montreal Artists Transform Post-Consumer Trash Into Beautiful Fashion

The Great White North may be steeped in nature that residents fight to preserve, but Canadians still generate a whopping 35 million tons of garbage every year. To draw attention to the excess waste

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Made in Forest Hills: Bow Ties Recycled From Trash, Inspired by MoMA

Made in Forest Hills: Bow Ties Recycled From Trash, Inspired by MoMA

If you're trying to amp up your wardrobe with a unique flair, we might have just the thing.  Made in Forest Hills, founded by recycling connoisseur Nicholas Ruiz, is a collection of some of the most

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Lexus Fashion Workshop Recycles Car Parts Into Environmental Haute Couture

Lexus Fashion Workshop Recycles Car Parts Into Environmental Haute Couture

Luxury carmaker Lexus is now trying their hand at making luxurious jewelry -- but they aren't dipping into the world's supply of platinum and diamonds. Instead, the automaker is on a mission to elevate

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Kevin Cotter’s 101 Hilarious Ways to Reuse Your Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress

Kevin Cotter’s 101 Hilarious Ways to Reuse Your Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress

Kevin Cotter was married for 12 years before his wife decided to pack up and leave.  Luckily for him, she left her wedding dress behind.  Cotter decided to reuse the dress in tons of innovative, and

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7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Hiding in Your Closet

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Hiding in Your Closet

Waiting until the 11th hour to put together this year's Halloween costume? You are not alone. But instead of panicking and making a mad dash to the costume shop, take a peek in your closet and try

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Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

You may not want to throw out the scraps from your latest home improvement project too quickly – you may find inspiration in the “trash”.  Stefanie Nieuwenhuys, inspired by seeing

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Artist Billie Achilleos Transforms Louis Vuitton Bags Into Amazing Animal Sculptures (Video)

Artist Billie Achilleos Transforms Louis Vuitton Bags Into Amazing Animal Sculptures (Video)

Thinking of interesting ways to spend a milestone birthday? Louis Vuitton had one of the most unique celebrations we can remember for their 100th anniversary.  Paris taxidermy store Deyrolle became a

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Star Wars Fan Recycles Adidas Sneakers Into a Stormtrooper Helmet

Star Wars Fan Recycles Adidas Sneakers Into a Stormtrooper Helmet

Artist Freehand Profit crafted this amazing replica of a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet entirely out of Adidas sneakers. The helmet looks almost identical to the real thing, and we can't help but think

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Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Any good bike enthusiast knows that shoulder bags and suit jackets aren't conducive to a smooth ride around town. So why not get decked out in some stylish duds meant especially for cycling? This week

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Win This Recycled Inner-Tube Necklace From My Sister’s Art (Worth $600!)

Win This Recycled Inner-Tube Necklace From My Sister’s Art (Worth $600!)

Make a statement with your jewelry next time you walk into a room with this one-of-a-kind necklace made of discarded bicycle inner tubes. EcoFirstArt is giving away this avant garde, handcrafted necklace

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Stilettos Embellished with Legos – Haute or Not?

Stilettos Embellished with Legos – Haute or Not?

We've seen Legos used to revamp kitchens and even repair city walls, but this is the first time we've seen them used to make shoes! Don't worry, it's not as uncomfortable as it sounds. Artist Finn Stone

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British Artist Recycles Tampons Into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

British Artist Recycles Tampons Into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

While we try our best here at Inhabitat to incorporate clever wording and literary finesse into our posts, there isn’t much we can say about this piece except “Yes, that is a halter top made

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Stunning Recycled Dress Made of Envirosax Bags Debuts at Sundance

Stunning Recycled Dress Made of Envirosax Bags Debuts at Sundance

Reusable tote bags are holding more than just your groceries these days. Inspired by the carefully constructed couture of Marie Antoinette and the unrelenting gusto of the Mad Hatter, this corseted gown

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Artist Rachel Mahlke Upcycles Stiletto Heels into Funky, Feminist Planters

Artist Rachel Mahlke Upcycles Stiletto Heels into Funky, Feminist Planters

Toe-pinching platforms may not be your bag, but wait until you see what Bay Area artist Rachel Mahlke has done with these sky-high stilettos. Pressed to save a friend's old heels from dumpster doom,

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Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Goods Made from Upcycled Factory Scraps

Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Goods Made from Upcycled Factory Scraps

'Luxury labels' and 'ethical fashion' are two phrases that don't often find harmony in the same sentence , so when we caught wind of Hermès taking a stab at sustainability we had to applaud their

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Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

In this digital age, you'd be hard set to find anyone still using rubber bands. But despite the stretchy stuff's near extinction, that doesn't mean the forgotten office supply can't find an inspired new

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Road Ready Leather Jackets Made From Reclaimed Car Upholstery

Road Ready Leather Jackets Made From Reclaimed Car Upholstery

The leather jacket is certainly a mark of all things cool, rock and retro, and the motorheads at Oakland-based Platinum Dirt have aptly figured out a way to embody this way of being in their new line

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14 Multifunctional Garments That Can Do More With Less

14 Multifunctional Garments That Can Do More With Less

If you're a thoughtful, green fashionista, you know that they key to a stylin' wardrobe isn't this season's one-hit-wonder statement piece, but purchasing items that boast longevity and

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