Top Winner Thrift
June 18, 2003 5:56 PM   Subscribe

600 pounds of thrift store clothing becomes 510 pairs of unique shoes. Puma's Top Winner Thrift project.
posted by modofo (7 comments total)
Very cool link. Thanks.

Reminds me of the one-of-a-kind freitag bags made from tarps. They call it a WYSIWYG store.
posted by perplexed at 6:45 PM on June 18, 2003

excellent link, modofo.
posted by mosspink at 10:05 PM on June 18, 2003

cool story, modofo - thanks! I am all for creative recycling.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:11 PM on June 18, 2003

The most creative instance of recycling that I've ever seen was when my grandmother started using the red plastic netting off a picnic ham for a hair net, to keep her hairdo from becoming ruined during sleep.
posted by debralee at 6:08 AM on June 19, 2003

I love it that Puma did this - but didn't care for the actual site. Too hard to read and the descriptions were just irritating - advertising unsuccessfully masquerading as journal entries.

Lately I've been reading up on an old craft technique - rug hooking with rags. It's what people used to do before they came out with those tacky and expensive rug hooking kits depicting kittens and rainbows with yarn. People would cut up their worn out clothes into 1" strips, get a hold of some burlap, pick up a latchhook (they cost $2 now) and have at it. The result was gorgeous.
posted by orange swan at 6:37 AM on June 19, 2003

Where is the crouching woman with semen on her leg?
posted by sharksandwich at 7:18 AM on June 19, 2003

How come I see a bunch of guys sitting around a boardroom who will -never- wear these shoes going "how can we separate the kids from their money NOW?" For added bonus -- you can say your shoes came from a thrift store without actually having to go in and associate yourself with the sort of people who shop there.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:53 PM on June 19, 2003

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