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The Fashionable Side Of America Recycles Day

Published on November 15, 2010 by   ·   132 Comments Pin It

This guest post is courtesy of the ever-stylish owner of Kaight, Kate McGregor. If Barneys went entirely green and super vegan-friendly – this is what its store would look like.

Today is America Recycles Day. So, I thought I would use this opportunity to highlight the many wonderful and clever ways that our designers recycle. For instance, the team behind Osborn Shoes, has begun recycling rubber tires for soles for their shoes.

The lovely Stephanie Huffaker, who saw potential in the discarded plastics that were littering the streets and waterways of New york City, creates colorful jewelry by recycling plastic grocery bags and yogurt containers.There are countless jewelry designers who source vintage trinkets for their elaborate creations, and recycle chains to fashion stunning, one-of-a-kind creations. Among them, are Dirty Librarian Chain‘s Susan Domelsmith, and Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost (remember the hundreds of brass room numbers the Plaza Hotel discarded during their renovation, which Salzer promptly turned into necklaces and bracelets?).

Samantha Pleet Jacket, $378

And, lest we forget, the labels that use predominantly vintage or salvaged fabrics in their collections — SDN, Whit, Bodkin, Nature Vs. Future, and Samantha Pleet, among them — and save thousands of yards of fabric from ending up in a landfill by recycling it.

DLC Media Bracelet, $98

The glass tumblers that candles come in make great juice glasses or pen holders, and the tins from the A Scent of Scandal candle collection are ideal for storing safety pins or thumbtacks. So the next time you’re about to toss  that beautiful Grappa bottle into the recycling bin, reconsider.  It might have another life in it.

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