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The Democrat & Chronicle has run a fun, and eco-responsible, story about a woman by the name of Rose Ferrigno, who made a skirt from 140 single-use plastic Wegmans bags, and a coordinating jacket from another 170 bags. Now this is truly amazing.

Upon hearing this story, one could imagine the woman walking around looking as if she was some sort of outlandish advertisement for an eco cause, or Wegmans for that matter, but in all actuality, the outfit looks completely normal, and even stylish and comfy.

According to the D&C, the put-together outfit costs around 80 cents to make. That’s because Ferrigno had to make custom knitting needles that were not readily available. In the end, the project took her a couple of months to complete. Check out the full story at D&C. 

The news of Ferrigno and her clothing made out of plastic bags is timely considering Governor Cuomo is looking to ban single use plastic bags in NYState. If this regulation passes, the eco-conscious fashionable attire will truly be one-of-a-kind.

Lead image: By Buffalo cartoonist David Corbett. Cartoon presented by Hyatts – All Things Creative.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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