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Katell Gélébart is an eco designer who creates eye-catching fashions from cast off materials and garbage.

An award winning artist and environmentalist, she uses recycling as a medium for her designs, making a mark in the fashion world without creating excess waste or using industrialized processes.

Noting the sheer carelessness of things that are made only to be discarded, like food packaging, she has formed and sewed them into wearable art like trenchcoats, jackets, dresses and sturdy, neat looking carry-alls. Along with thrown out packaging, she repurposes items like rags, old clothing, towels, and even items like parachutes and inner tubes.

She works with donated materials and well-intended contributions, referring to learning the importance of reusing as a child, which no doubt helped in forming her creative eye.

Part of the beauty in her designs is that they seem somewhat sculpture-like, but also elaborately fused with a tailored fashion sense. Her own line, ART D’ECO, was started at a time when the reference eco designer was a mostly unheard of concept. Without mass market means and using such a hands-on manner for her productions is a distinguished feat in the fashion trade, as it has a tendency for fast such paced demands.

Her bags, along with some of her other pieces, are being featured in upcoming exhibits.








Particularly wasteful she contends, are wedding gowns, which are worn typically one time and only for a few hours, then hung up in a dark corner or passed down to another for a few more hours of wear. In response, she has created a wedding dress made completely from reprocessed materials like pulp that was created from textile discards and remnants of cotton and lace from old clothes.

In addition to her clothing line, she has also repurposed rejected x-rays and floppy discs, transforming them into unique notebook covers.

Originally reusing the ordinary in such an unconventional way, Gélébart has mastered art pieces that have both an underlying but also upfront message which emanates from her colorful creations.

Image Source: Katell Gélébart

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