5 Unusual Uses for Plastic Bags


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Plastic Bag Clothes
This runway could really use some plastic bag couture gowns.
This runway could really use some plastic bag couture gowns.
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Could plastic one day rival polyester, silk or satin as a clothing material of choice? Though such a takeover is doubtful, Earth-conscious fashionistas enjoy concocting imaginative and colorful outfits using old plastic bags. From raincoats to sandals to entire 1950's style outfits, craftspeople peddle handmade plastic wares to eager consumers around the world [sources: Etsy, Craftster and Craftzine.com]. Major designers have even climbed aboard the plastic bag bandwagon. Plastic garbage bags had a major presence at runway fashion shows such as Basso & Brooke and Daryl K in 2007, serving as the fabric of choice in high-fashion ball gowns and other ensembles [source: Refinery29]. While plastic clothes may not be the most comfortable or breathable pieces around, at least an errant coffee spill could be easily wiped off the outfit!