Does my trash look big in this? Company turn JUNK into fashionable clothes
A company is turning trash into cash – creating fashionable dresses out of everyday junk.
Garbage Gone Glam offer a range of unique items from a playing card cocktail dress to a floor-length gown made using old magazines.
The innovative eco-fashion line is the brainchild of Kristen Alyce, who spends weeks designing and bringing the ideas to life.
Based in Palm Beach, Florida and New York, the company boast thousands of followers waiting to snap up their creations.
Kristen said: “I realised as a college student living with three girls we created so much waste it was incredible.
“So I started saving the mass amounts of plastic bags, magazines, boxes and packaging we went through on a daily basis.
“I created the first dress – mainly for fun to test my creativity – out of plastic bags and rolled magazines.
“People loved it so after years of production assisting and watching shows from the side-lines I created 12 dresses.”
Kristen worked for Couture Fashion Week in New York during college and saw first-hand the impact fashion had on society.
She added: “People go crazy over styles, colours, new looks, vintage looks, gowns, pretty people and gorgeous designs.
“As I worked backstage I knew with my background in Fine Art I could find a way to use that same impact to better our planet.
“Now everyone wants a dress – small businesses, larger companies, teenagers, and socialites – all waiting for something they can buy.
“We specialise in cocktail dresses and ball gowns, but we do have a line for men.
“Ties of all kinds and custom suit jackets, trousers and board shorts.
“The gowns can be worn all night long and kept intact for many uses.”