A Maryland grad is challenging fast fashion with an eco-friendly clothing line named Pälemer.
Designer Trisha Cheeny's line is comprised of clothing and accessories derived from plastic bags and other recycled materials. The prototype designs include a winter jacket complete with recycled fleece for insulation, a wind breaker made from roughly 90 plastic bags and book bags made from recovered totes. Both stylish and sustainable, this line serves as an example of the innovation that can be derived from a necessity to produce more environmentally friendly products.
Each year, roughly one trillion plastic single-use bags are produced, making for the perfect design material. This eco-friendly clothing line helps make recycling and environmental responsibility more glamorous and approachable to the masses. This line would appeal to a growing demographic of socially conscious consumers.