Paper Lace Vogue
Created in 2003
Post-consumer recycled office paper was hand cut into an original lace design and glued to a pair of vintage shoes, a skirt and hat made from canvas scraps. The dress is a vintage cocktail dress from the early 1950s. The dress, hat and shoes took 120 hours to create.
Recycling and Composting
Paper accounts for 35% of the garbage we create. Luckily it is easy to keep out of the landfill through either recycling or composting. Compost is a great way to transform “waste” into a resource! Shredded newspaper provides carbon to your compost pile. Composting your food waste and yard trimmings can reduce 24% of your waste, plus it provides valuable nutrients to your garden! It also helps to reduce evaporation thus conserving water. Removing paper and green waste from the landfills reduces the amount of methane, a green house gas, emitted into the atmosphere.
Source: Environmental Projection Agency
Nancy Judd (505) 577-9712
Photos by Sandrine Hahn