Friday, December 2, 2011

Trashionistas recycled

Packaging and printed material comprise nearly 40 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream.  ~ Product Stewardship Institute

Writing about electronic waste for Environmental Management magazine a few years ago inspired me to start the Concsious Cow blog, as well as to hold a trash fashion party for my daughter and her friends.  We made all sorts of fashion-somewhat-forward outfits from recycled packaging, newspapers, fabric scraps and duct tape.  (see the Trashonistas photo in the sidebar).

I was recently asked to hold a trash fashion workshop at our local craft center.  Initially, I said no, but reading the email from PSI today has me rethinking this.  

Off the Record: my sewing skills are seriously lacking, but I can do a lot with duct tape.  Maybe it's time to get trashy again - and have some fun with my local peeps, making trash into trashion.  More news later.