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The Recycled Wedding Dress by Rebecca Bowman is Sensational

By: Gil Haddi - Published: • References: stuff.co.nz and recyclart.org
Creative primary school teacher Rebecca Bowman created a recycled wedding dress completely made out of empty milk bottles and old plastic forks.

This upcycled bridal gown was inspired by the local Restyle recycled fashion event in South Auckland, where the rule of entry was that no new materials were allowed to be used. Even the nylon thread that Bowman used to hold the bottles together was not new as it used to be her grandmother's. The gown is called 'Something Borrowed, Something Blue-Top' after the blue caps of the milk bottles, which she collected from various cafes as she is actually allergic to dairy.

This recycled wedding dress shows that reusing old materials is fashionable.