Famous fashion designer turns old pieces of clothing into art

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BOERUM HILL -

A famous fashion designer is recycling old pieces of clothing and turning them into art.

Eileen Fisher, who created the Waste No More program, has been buying clothing from her customers since 2009 to keep them from ending up in landfill. Some of the clothes have been recycled into new clothing.

Abigail Erickson, who is a part of the program, says Fisher decided to turn other clothes that were in bad shape into wall art. The art is featured in Fisher's Boerum Hill store.

Fisher creates the art with a felting machine that makes new fabric from the old garments.

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