Aluminum Drop Dress
Environment, Recycling, Fashion, Art, Sustainability, Creativity, Green, Reuse
Commissioned by Novelis Recycling in 2004.
Post-consumer aluminum cans were hand cut into teardrops and circles and hand sewn onto a 1920s flapper dress made from an old cloth shower curtain. The Dress and shoes took 200 hours to create.
Recycling aluminum saves
energy and conserves natural resources.
Making new cans from recycled aluminum conserves natural resources by decreasing the demand for the raw material required to make aluminum from ore. It also uses 95% less energy and creates 95% less Green House Gas emissions. The current recycling rate for aluminum cans is 51% in the U.S. and 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use.
Recycling is a simple way to reduce one’s carbon footprint and become an eco-leader!
Source: Novelis Recycling
Nancy Judd (505) 577-9712
Dress Photos by Eric Swanson, Details by Sandrine Hahn