>> For eco friendly enthusiast Artur Brazhe one man's trash really is another man's treasure. The Russian designers' been creating clothes and costumes out of recyclables materials for years. The process known as upcycling takes plastic bottles, bags and aluminum cans and gives them a second life, this time on the catwalk.
When I was a little boy I used to love to walk in the forest. I always enjoyed nature, animals which live, feed, and rejoice while everything grows. As I grew up I didn't enjoy nature as much, instead I'm puzzled by the question, how do we make the environment cleaner?
I often search for material myself in junkyards or dumpsters near my home. I also have supporters now, who bring me large amounts of material on their own. I have no shortage.>> Brazhe has won several Russian fashion contests for his work, including Russian Silhouette, a prestigious award for new fashion designers, for his collection of costumes made out of newspapers.
According to a 2016 report from Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, only two to three percent of the country's domestic waste is properly recycled.