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Cigarette Butts into Clothing Answered

Uh. . .

Yes. Chilean designer Alexandra Guerrero has topped my gross chart (and my hero chart too, I think) with her upcycled cigarette butt fashion. Started as a thesis project, Guerrero's goal was to transform the massive amounts of cigarette butts littering the beaches Chile into clean, useable material.

Hear her story and see the process at TreeHugger.

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treesneedtobehugged

9 years ago

on antiques roadshow i saw a shirt made from the silk at the but of cigars. Surprisingly it was only worth about $10,000

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RedneckEngineer

9 years ago

Don't think this is what they mean by a "Smoking Jacket"

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D.L.H.

9 years ago

I wonder how this soap is actually made

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Chicken2209

9 years ago

"Even soap can be made from purifies cigarette butts!"
o_0

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PKMWeissensteinburg

Reply 9 years ago

Especially given that soap is made from an alkali and fat... which comes from the cigarette butts?

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petropixleyPKM

Reply 9 years ago

perhaps she included the fiber into the soap to act as a kind of scrubby brush exfoliator type of thing

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mrdepo96

9 years ago

third hand smoke anyone?

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Chef Chad McIntyre

9 years ago

Not to far fetched. We turn people poop into humanure. Then again I wouldn't rush out to buy a poo tie.

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Joe Martin

9 years ago

*Cough* ... *COUGH*

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catboo22

9 years ago

does that shirt smell horrible, ill bet it does

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goeon

9 years ago

*walks to bathroom (vomits) *