Sewn and Fused Bubblewrap
This wearable party dress and hat is made out of pink Bubblewrap that I found on the way back from the vet in 2009 in San Francisco. The structure of Bubblewrap, with air pockets, makes it great for protecting valuable goods during shipment. But, this very same patented manufacturing process gives Bubblewrap a bad reputation in environmentally conscious folk's minds because it is NOT recyclable. When I make a wearable piece from a material that is not recyclable, I achieve my goal to use fashion as a spokes piece for public education about the nature of plastic.