Recycle Runway

by Dawn Quirk

Nancy Judd, founder of Recycle Runway, turns recyclables such as crushed glass, soda cans, and campaign signs into outfits with elements of fashion, art, and politics. Her latest project includes a 1950s-style cocktail dress made from Obama yard signs, a man’s winter coat covered with paper campaign door hangers, a woman’s swing coat stitched together from voter-registration materials, and a ball gown made of campaign posters. Judd will show off these pieces with live models at The Green Inaugural Ball in Washington DC.

Jenna Mack, one of the ball’s producers, described Judd’s work as “beyond fabulous” and said that Judd was invited to the ball because her work fits well with the theme of the event and the president-elect’s expected environmental and conservation policies.