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Ruth Waddy - “Innertube Gown”

Ruth Waddy has made a business out of recycling bike tire inner tubes. After becoming a costume designer for performance artists and making wedding dresses, usually working with unusual materials as her fabric, she embarked on the development of a clothing and accessory line made with the rubber tubes that hold the air in bike wheels. We think the Austin-based designer’s inner tube gowns, which at first glance look like they are constructed from lace, are pretty amazing.

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