An events manager in Philippines, Queen Ricia recycles waste into costumes and rents them out.
Ricia collects garbage from her town, Calumpit, and creates elaborate costumes and gowns out of them. She designs and makes outfits from coffee sachets, shampoo packaging and coca-cola bottles in her makeshift studio. She uses discarded table cloths as dress material. She sources recyclable waste from the town’s residents, once a month but most costumes require a year’s supply of waste material. These gowns and costumes are rented out for parties. Ricia hopes her initiative will encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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