Trash Couture: This Bolivian Designer Literally Makes Clothes From Recycling

The fight against global warming just moved to whole new level. Marion Macedo, a Bolivian wallpaper designer turned fashion pro, is transforming trash into treasure by creating unique dresses made completely out of recycled household materials. Each piece takes about a week to make, which Macedo does herself by hand, and is offered at $250 a pop. And it's not all about newspaper and trash bags either. The designer also uses vegetable dyes, cocoa bean shells, old CDs, and bottle caps, all glued together with homemade natural adhesives to make her clothes as "ecologically pure as possible."
Since 2005, Macedo's been showcasing her works of art at different international venues like Amsterdam Fashion Week and Paris Chocolate Week. And recently, she had her seventh show in La Paz, dubbed "Recycle Yourself." Macedo takes custom dress orders, and recently had the joy of watching a bride walk down the aisle in one of her designs. While we're not really warming up to the idea of wearing trash, these designs really are making us rethink the boundaries of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Do you think newspaper fashion is taking the eco trend a little too far? What's your go-to eco-friendly fashion line? (Physorg)

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