Re-cycled ‘Eco-Couture’ Collections: Inspired by vintage couture and made entirely from recycled clothing. The collection was initially set up to raise awareness of limited natural resources and environmental issues involved in placing unwanted clothing into landfill and generate respect for the craftsmanship in recycling/upcycling. - from http://www.garyharveycreative.com/#!eco-couture/cyuu
John Petrey is an artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee who makes sculptural dresses from a variety of cast off materials, including old barn board, asphalt shingles, and even used bottle caps (below). Here is what Petrey says about his amazingly creative "Dress Series" collection.