Attention trashies! Gertrude Berg, whom you may remember as the Pick Up Artist, has just completed a gorgeous and clever new project called DumpsterVoid. The idea is this: take all those strangely-shaped scraps discarded by the garment industry and, without cutting them, sew them into fresh new designs.


It’s a treat for the eye, a challenge for the designer and a fantastic reuse for all those identically cut scraps generated by the mass production of clothes. Click through to see more of the collection and creative process.

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6 Responses to “DumpsterVoid”

  1. italicious Says:

    very cool, they should do a show a la project runway with dumpster void

  2. Leila Darabi Says:


  3. Gertrude Berg Says:

    Hi Leila, thanks for your post on my project. Your blog is truly uplifting!

  4. Leila Darabi Says:

    Thanks, Gertrude. Please keep me posted on your projects, I’m a fan!

  5. Blue Skies Says:

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  6. Little Shiva Says:

    OOOh! I’m glad I don’t live near fashion dumpters, I already have enough crap in my room and that would be way too tempting! Right now I’m using an old mannequin I found in the street: I made her a head and am using that to make hats and crowns, the more elaborate and trash-consuming the better. Like that 12″ stack of hideous postcards I can’t bear to toss in the trash? HAT!

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