I'm shameless, I know. I posted this same info under discussions. But I'm also posting it here. Why? Because I'm looking for innovative ecopreneurs to showcase on my network, and I figured with all the creative people in this ning network directory, there's bound to be a few of you who hang with clever, creative and innovate folks who are working to help heal Mother Earth. Send them my way!
TRASHIN' FASHION by Jeanette McDermott
Posted 10.17.08 Inspired by an original post by Mireille Darras in
Nearly 80 percent of the garbage in Costa Rica’s dumps could be recycled, if there were recycling centers throughout the country. To draw attention to the problem some innovative women in Tamarindo went to the local landfill and collected materials for haute couture designer wear. Among their finds for bikinis and ball gowns were inner tube tires, coffee bags and plastic jugs, beer cans, cardboard boxes and aluminum pull rings. The women glued and stitched together some amazing over-the-top fashions and then held a runway show in a trendy night club. The ecopreneurs will use the money raised to begin a recycling program in Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica’s most popular beach towns.