Graduate creates apparel from plastic shopping bags

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

A recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she majored in interdisciplinary sculpture, Trisha Cheeney created Pälemer as a direct contest to fast fashion and as part of the recycling revolution. Cheeney is hoping to raise funds for her inaugural collection on Kickstarter as she believes it will help towards the cause for eliminating consumer waste. The capsule collection, Pälemer, includes a winter jacket that upcycles a remarkable 214 plastic bags, a lighter jacket, the Pälemar windbreaker and a book bag (made from 80 bags), which cleverly uses colours to create patterns. Through Kickstarter, people can back the campaign…

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