Faux Fur Coat
Created in 2005
Old cassette tapes are woven into the fabric of a thrift-store coat; discarded video tape is used to accent the collar and cuffs. The inside is lined with an old thrift store prom dress. This garment took 310 hours to make.
New technology creates a tremendous amount of waste as the stockpile of used, obsolete products grows. In 2005, used or unwanted electronics amounted to approximately 1.9 to 2.2 million tons in the U.S. Of that, about 1.5 million tons were primarily discarded in landfills, and only 3 50,000 tons were recycled. Extending the life of your electronics or donating your out-of-date and working electronics can save you money and valuable resources. Safely recycling outdated electronics can promote the safe management of hazardous components and supports the recovery and reuse of the valuable materials (precious metals, plastic and glass) in electronics.
Source: Environmental Projection Agency
Nancy Judd (505) 577-9712
Photos by Sandrine Hahn