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Dresses made of recycled materials dazzle on Kings Plaza Mall runway

Saturday marked the final day of Earth Month, and one event found a creative way to be environmentally friendly.

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2022, 12:26 AM

Updated 777 days ago

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Saturday marked the final day of Earth Month, and one event found a creative way to be environmentally friendly.
Brooklyn residents took part in the “Recycle the Runway” event at Kings Plaza Mall. Each of the three contestants from the area were given a pile of reused and recycled materials like coffee filters, magazines, newspapers and masks and were tasked with making a custom dress.
After the dresses were put together, five judges from industries like fashion, sustainability and advertising chose the top dress, with the winner taking home $1000. 
The fashion show’s winner, Rita, says she’ll be investing the money in her company, One Piece Wear, which makes jumpsuits with a focus on sustainability.


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