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Mari Santos Customizes Oversized Shirts to Make them Chic

 - Jul 21, 2009   Updated: May 10 2011
References: treehugger & notcot
Mari Santos is an inspiring designer, as she is able to transform oversized t-shirts into cute tops and sweet dresses. She can easily transform large, baggy tees into wearable attire, showcasing her artistic talent.

After entering the Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Project, Mari was asked to start working for the retail store.

Check out her customized outfits in the gallery.

Implications - While it's commonly seen in artworks, repurposing is quite new in fashion. With the strong emphasis on going eco, it's no surprise that certain designers have taken on environmental concerns. In addition to recyclable material, brands can also breathe new life into old clothes to truly promote the idea of going green to their consumers.