23 Jan '12, 10am

Artist Knits Recycled Newspapers into Beautiful Clothing (Photos)

Artist Knits Recycled Newspapers into Beautiful Clothing (Photos)

Italian artist, ecologist and sculptor Ivano Vitali brings together two favourite themes: knitting and recycling. And he does it all with old newspaper. Make him an honourary TreeHugger. It's an intricate and detailed process and the result is a series of delicate dresses that are unique and one-of-a-kind. © ivano vitali According to an article on Italian site Artnest , Ivano Vitali weaves clothing, mittens, and scarves from recycled newspapers, tearing the paper into strips, and sorting it by colours so that he doesn't have to use dyes. Then he twists the paper into strips, and makes it into a ball of paper "wool". Using special knitting needles, he knits and crotchets the paper into bikinis, dresses, shawls and gloves. Vitali works in Florence, Italy. He started out as a sculptor, but in 1995 decided to stop using traditional materials. As he says "I think that people's ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/artist-knit...

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