Recycle Runway at Pittsburgh International Airport

(Recycled shoes; photo by Erica De la Vega)

Folks flying into Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) for the National Coalition of Recycling conference (and all other passengers, of course) should leave time to see an art exhibit featuring fashions and accessories made from recyclables.

The pieces are part of Nancy’s Judd’s “Recycle Runway” project and these lovely, one-of-a-kind, recycled fashions will be on display through December 31, 2008.

Look for a fan skirt made out bulk mail and a rusty nail dress in the display cases in concourse C and shoes made out of recycled glass, nails, and pop cans in concourse D.

Don’t fret if you miss the exhibit in Pittsburgh. Recycle Runway moves to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and then to Orlando International Airport.

Approximately 12,000 pieces of crushed glass were glued to a 1930’s style evening gown made from upholstery fabric remnants.

(Photo credit: Don Marr)