Fashion designer Gary Harvey's Newspaper Dress was part of a stunning exhibition during London Fashion Week in 2007 which showcased a collection of eco-conscious couture. The dress is made from 30 copies of the Financial Times, but there were also dresses made from other second-hand items such as bottle tops and plastic bags, old suits and army jackets, to highlight the throw-away mentality in society by recontextualising them

Designer Gary Harvey can take jeans, newspaper, trench coats, etc. and turn them into fashionable clothing. Here, he transformed 42 pairs of jeans into an attractive gown. #ecofashion

Sustainable Fashion Design - dress made from repurposed laundry bags - recycled fashion; alternative materials; wearable art // Gary Harvey

Gary Harvey - Gary Harvey is the creature and founder of Gary Harvy inc. Re-cycled ‘Eco-Couture’ Collections: Inspired by vintage couture and made entirely from recycled clothing. ​ The collection was initially set up to raise awareness of limited natural resources and environmental issues involved in placing unwanted clothing into landfill and generate respect for the craftsmanship in recycling/upcycling.

Gary Harvey | ECO COUTURE, Green and sustainable design | Photographs from exhibition at Koldinghus, Denmark

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