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How to turn one piece of recycled cloth into 15 outfits and a bag

How to turn one piece of recycled cloth into 15 outfits and a bag

Image by {r}evolution apparel. So the Lorax movie may be effing up left and right , but take heart, nostalgia-trippers: you can still own a real-life Thneed ! The Versalette is a cylinder of domestically sourced, domestically made, recycled, organic fabric, whose ingenious construction allows it to turn into a dress, skirt, top, poncho, scarf, or bag. You can also almost certainly use it for curtains, or covers for bicycle seats. The fabric for these neo-Thneeds is being sourced, spun, knit, cut, and sewn within a 200-mile radius of Charlotte, N.C., from a combination of recycled cotton and recycled plastic . And the company that makes the Versalette, {r}evolution apparel , says this is only the start of their line of multi-use recycled products. This stuff is like the antidote to sweatshop-made, disposable clothing — kind of a reverse Forever 21. (Never -21?) It takes inc...

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