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Japan’s discarded kimonos get new life as redesigned casual wear

June 13, 2022 5:05 pm

Designers are repurposing high-quality fabric from cast off kimonos to make contemporary outfits more suited to today’s sensibilities and fashion. The transformation is as much an art as science

A post-apocalyptic royal rave

May 20, 2022 2:36 pm

Rather, if the royal court of a time-traveling post-apocalyptic society was trying to figure out what to wear to a rave in the desert, here was the answer

The unlikely ascent of New York’s compost champion

May 14, 2022 1:48 pm

Morales, a doe-eyed, vibrant 30-year-old once known on the street as “Reckless,” is on a mission to make composting cool, by which he means accessible to everyone, by which he means the people he grew up around in hard-bitten neighborhoods in New York City.

Ghana artist is melting its glass waste into wonders

April 13, 2022 10:28 am

He envisions a Ghana free of foreign glass, having channelled its glass bead-making tradition into a modern, multi-faceted industry.

'We were never ready': Fast food giant reacts after girl makes frock dress out of recycled packaging

November 21, 2021 1:36 pm

The post, instantly, went viral with netizens showering praises on her creativity.

In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks

October 25, 2021 1:22 pm

Having collected over 100 tonnes of plastic waste to date, the social enterprise is doing its bit to address a local problem that has global ramifications.

Chennai Corporation sets up attractive ‘junk art’ sculptures across the city

July 23, 2021 10:08 pm

The corporation had provided 15 tonnes of metal scrap to these artists to create these structures. Commissioner Bedi said about Rs 29 lakh has been spent on creating these sculptures. He added that they decided to place the structure thematically.

Best out of waste: Using scrap car parts to design sustainable clothing

October 12, 2020 3:26 pm

Titled 'Re:Style 2020', the initiative highlights that even though most car materials are recycled, there are still some — like leather, glass and airbags — that end up in landfill

Kerala govt may soon bring in a law to regulate e-waste

May 23, 2017 8:53 pm

E-waste collected from Kerela is currently sent to the plants in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for recycling as the state has no facility for the same.

Not Going to Waste

April 14, 2014 2:59 am

An exhibition uses raw, recycled materials such as tire tubes and plastic bags to make colourful artworks.