18 Sep '11, 2am

Turning Pull Tabs into Silk and Metal Purses TreeHugger: ImaginArte's Arturo Buenrostro making aluminum bags and...

ImaginArte's Arturo Buenrostro making aluminum bags and bowls. Photos by R. Curger Flick your Bic and flip your tab -- again and again. When I lived in Mexico a while ago, two vendors had a stand in the Puebla zocalo where they refilled Bic lighters for a few pesos. It was an impressive recycling effort. On a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, I found a tiny shiny shop that reclaimed and repurposed aluminum can tabs into an amazing array of jewelry, purses and clothes. And the owner of ImaginArte is on an environmental mission in Mexico . Aluminum pull tab coin purse at ImaginArte. Arturo Buenrostro, the boutique owner, sat sewing the can tabs together with a women at a table near the entrance. A dazzling assortment of good stuffed ImaginArte's shelves: cute coin purses and shimmering evening bags, bangle bracelets and necklaces in silvery or metallic pastels, vests and...

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Turning Pull Tabs into Silk and Metal Purses

treehugger.com 18 Sep '11, 1am

Aluminum pull tab coin purse at ImaginArte. Arturo Buenrostro, the boutique owner, sat sewing the can tabs together with a...

Turning Pull Tabs into Silk and Metal Purses

treehugger.com 18 Sep '11, 1am

Aluminum pull tab coin purse at ImaginArte. Arturo Buenrostro, the boutique owner, sat sewing the can tabs together with a...

Turning Pull Tabs into Silk and Metal Purses Al...

treehugger.com 18 Sep '11, 2am

Aluminum pull tab coin purse at ImaginArte. Arturo Buenrostro, the boutique owner, sat sewing the can tabs together with a...

WWW.AUDREYLIM.COM: Metal and pastels.

WWW.AUDREYLIM.COM: Metal and pastels.

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metal tips

fashiontoast.com 18 Sep '11, 7pm

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Over-eager male fans of Fiona Xie touch her and point camera at her chest

Over-eager male fans of Fiona Xie touch her and...

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New Times Atlas Turning Greenland Green

New Times Atlas Turning Greenland Green

planetsave.com 19 Sep '11, 3am

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