Green Fashion: Recycled Cigarette Butt Clothing

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See those balls of wool in the picture to the right? I bet you wouldn’t expect that they were made from recycled cigarette butts. However, Alexandra Guerrero, a Chilean designer, saw potential in the stubbed out tobacco filters. First, the butts have to go through a cleaning process to make them suitable for wearing, then the filter is mixed with real wool. The final product has so far been used to create a poncho, a vest, a dress, and a hat. Just how many cigarette butts did it take to make all that, you may wonder? 5,000! Thanks to Alexandra, the streets of Santiago de Chile are just a little bit cleaner, and her clothes are a bit less wasteful.

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