Larry's Look | ecoFAB Trash Couture

Larry's Look | ecoFAB Trash Couture

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by LARRY SPRINKLE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Have you heard about  ecoFAB Trash Couture?  This type of fashion is all about sustainability. 

Each piece contains at least twenty-five percent of recycled materials; the remaining is made of reused, repurposed or sustainable materials.

This movement starts with creating fashion pieces from recycled materials such as: paper, metal, plastic or repurposed and reused like: fabric, film, brushes, caps, canvas or sustainable materials such as: silk, wood, clay, burlap. These pieces of wearable art are worn live models
to better showcase the pieces.

Tonight at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road, 20 local artists will showcase their unique creations. You can Learn more about the sustainable fashion movement with designers from Art Ecologie Group. It’s free admission and the show is between six and nine this evening.

View a fashion show in the galleries and see the works of upcycled couture inspired by the collections at Mint Museum Randolph. Enjoy drinks from the cash bar and create your own piece of recycled jewelry.

This morning on Larry’s Look got a preview of the show.  Gail Warner, who’s a designer and artist, showed her very unique creation.  Lida DePaulo modeled a design that was made of  rifle targets, plastic six pack rings, and spent 9mm shell casings!

 

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