Recycled off-cuts.

Position:Leigh Ann Groenemeyer designed handbags and cellphone pouches using neoprene - Brief article

Leigh Ann Groenemeyer, a fashion design student, found that some people's waste is another person's fortune. In her practical studies she came across neoprene, a versatile synthetic rubber used in making wetsuits and body-boards. "Manufacturers throw away off-cuts or burn them," she says. She collected it and developed a range of hard-wearing products such...

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