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.
The Recycled Wedding Dress by Rebecca Bowman is Sensational
1. Upcycled Fashion - Creating fashion pieces using recycled materials presents opportunities for sustainable and environmentally friendly innovations.
2. Sustainable Weddings - The rising popularity of eco-conscious weddings opens doors for innovative solutions and products that cater to the sustainability-focused market.
3. Creative Recycling - Finding new, imaginative ways to repurpose everyday objects encourages disruptive innovation and showcases the potential of upcycling.
1. Fashion Design - Integrating recycled materials into fashion designs can lead to unique and socially responsible clothing options, disrupting the traditional fashion industry.
2. Wedding Planning - Providing eco-friendly wedding options, including dresses made from upcycled materials, offers a disruptive approach to the wedding planning industry and appeals to sustainability-conscious couples.
3. Recycling and Waste Management - Innovative recycling initiatives that focus on repurposing common waste materials like bottles and forks offer potential disruptive solutions for the recycling and waste management industry.