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Sydney designer, illustrator and collector.


ordinary into extraordinary!

With concerns for the environment growing, the number of textile products being made out of recycled products is becoming increasingly popular.
It all began back when i was in high school with the tie. I saw a few textile projects that involved the use of sewing old ties together to create a dress, bag or other fashion item.

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Then on my 18th birthday I went out shopping and I saw in a toy shop a children's pencil case made out of zippers all sewn together. My brother thought it was so cool he made one for himself, and i am still seeing them around as well as other alternative uses for zips.

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and more recently i have seen a lot of people using measuring tapes to make bags and other accessories.

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so the question is.. what is the next ordinary item to be made into extraordinary things


Kari & Kijsa said...

Love it! Keep the great ideas coming!

Liss said...

love those finds !! i always like checking your blog to see what great things youve spotted. You have good taste :-)