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Makers Charles Duffy, William Gubbins, and Billy Turvey make a compelling case for the claim that “everything you buy is rubbish” in this fascinating video documenting the process of collecting refuse washed up on shores and turning it into a dapper pair of colorful shoes.

A satirical critique of the legacy we consumers leave in our wake. Far from suggesting we all wear shoes made from rubbish, the project is a talking point around which to stage a conversation about the consumerism game we’re all caught up in.

everythingisrubbish Your Shoes Are Rubbish

Whether you are interested in taking part in a conversation about consumerism or not, this project clearly illustrates the DIY potential of the discarded materials that permeate our contemporary environments. Now that we’ve seen what’s possible, it couldn’t hurt to try and make more projects from these materials.

[via Lustik]

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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