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Pop Can Prom Dresses

Maura Pozek Pops With Her Cantastic Gown Made Entirely of Recycled Soda Tabs

— May 8, 2011 — Eco
Who knew that sweet snacks could be transformed into radiant red-carpet robes?

Sixteen-year old Maura Pozek proves that playing with your food isn't so bad after all with her stunning pop can prom dress. Instead of heading to the mall to browse for ball gowns, this crafty fast-food fashionista turned to the aisles of her grocery store. Maura spent an astounding 100 hours threading countless yards of pink ribbon through 4,000 pop can pull tabs to create her gown, and the enormous effort paid off. The gorgeous gown is cantastic. The pop can pull tabs peek out from among the ribbons and shimmer in the sunlight. Maura also constructed a confectionery creation for her previous prom, where she was decked out in Doritos bags.

Maura Pozek's pop can pull tab prom dress will definitely make her pop at her prom!
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling Fashion - The trend of upcycling waste material to make fashion apparel, offering an opportunity for eco-friendly fashion startups.
2. DIY Fashion - Rising trend of DIY fashion, creating opportunities for digitally-native brands to provide materials and templates for fashion enthusiasts to upcycle waste materials.
3. Waste Reduction - Growing trend of waste reduction leading to the development of innovative techniques to upcycle waste material, which can give rise to new technologies and startups.
Industry Implications
1. Sustainable Fashion - There is an opportunity for the sustainable fashion industry to further promote eco-friendly clothing and upcycling using waste materials such as pop cans.
2. Online Fashion Marketplaces - Online fashion marketplaces can promote and provide upcycling tutorials and materials for DIY fashion enthusiasts to create and sell fashionable upcycled apparel.
3. Recycling Technology - Recycling technology companies can develop efficient and innovative technologies for upcycling waste materials, which in turn can boost the growth of upcycling fashion and reduce waste material pollution.
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