Newspaper-Inspired Fashion for a Good Cause

Photo Couresty Yesterday's News

When it comes to handmade products, you can’t get much better than recycled newspaper clothing.

Think I’m kidding?

I’m not. And the picture above proves it.

Purina, owner of Yesterday’s News Cat Litter (an eco-friendly cat litter made out of recycled newspaper) sponsored a really cool contest. They challenged four eco fashion designers to create some uber-cool outfits made with, you guessed it, recycled newspapers.

The designers were: Anthony Lilore of RESTORE Clothing, Bahar Shahpar, Lara Miller, and Samantha Pleet. All debuted their designs during New York’s Fashion Week. And, all designs are being auctioned off for charity this week.

And their designs? I have to say, I was completely bowled over with what these incredibly talented designers came up with for the challenge. Take a look:

Anthony Lilore's newspaper swing coat, made with headlines from recycled editions of The New York Times.

hicago eco-designer Lara Miller makes news with this couture gown, which boasted headlines from Chicago's top newspapers.

Eco-friendly designer Bahar Shahpar spun newspaper into yarn to create this crocheted garment

Amazing, right? I would love to wear these around town! Of course, it’s the type of clothing you can’t ever, ever get wet (although they may have applied some sort of waterproofent or sealant, I’m not sure…).

Anyway, kudos to Yesterday’s News for sponsoring such a unique eco fashion contest and raising awareness about dressing, and living, green.

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