Nancy Judd’s Recycled Runway

With the premiere of Project Runway still months away, you may need a fix for some creative couture. Check out Recycled Runway. Founded by Nancy Judd in 2007, the group’s mission statement is:

“Recycle Runway strives to change the way the world thinks about the environment through innovative educational programs and couture fashions made from trash. Elegant garments created from recycled materials are exhibited in high-traffic airports to grab travelers’ attention and inspire personal action. Community-based presentations and workshops launch young peoples’ imaginations while providing information on how to conserve resources on a grassroots level. Recycle Runway partners with businesses, non-profits, governmental agencies, foundations and individuals who actively support environmental conservation.”

With the clever tag: “Because the environment is always in fashion.”

Here are a few designs:

Faux Fur jacket made from VCR tape.

Faux Fur jacket made from VCR tape.

Carmen Miranda-styled ensemble made from Target bags.

Carmen Miranda-styled ensemble made from Target bags.

Cowgirl hat, vest and boots made from a phonebook and CDs.

Cowgirl hat, vest and boots made from a phonebook and CDs.

 

Ms. Judd has received commissions to create numerous recycled garments and accessories from Toyota®, Coca-Cola®, Novelis Recycling, the Glass Packaging Institute and Starbucks®. 

Check it out!

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One Comment on “Nancy Judd’s Recycled Runway”

  1. jdsapp Says:

    These are great! The Project Runway episode when they have to recycle something to make a garment re some of my favorite. This task usually separates the players and the wannabes because it is so damn hard to do well.


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