Isn’t it great when you read about cool new products made from old materials? Case in point is a new textile fabric made from old cassette tapes.
A designer by the name of Alyce Santoro came up with the idea and also created the product. Essentially the cassette tape film can be turned into fabric sheets and this strong durable fabric can be used to make throw pillows, rugs, clothing and much more.
A Texas artist, Alyce Santoro, introduced the idea of taking the tape and knitting it into sheets of fabric. Once she successfully produced a few articles of clothing, Designtex, a manufacturer, worked with her to develop a sustainable fabric made from unwanted cassette tape. One of the best aspects of cassette tape fabric is its durability, which makes it very useful for drapes, throw pillows, wall coverings and upholstery. There have been talks about creating furniture from the tape specifically designed for outdoor use.
Some of the goods available now online at Sonic Fabric are neckties made from the recycled fabric and designed in collaboration with Julio Cesar. You can also request the cassette tape fabric by the yard for your own DIY projects.
via 1 800 Recycling