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Dahlia Drive designer Wendy Van Riesen salvages discarded slips and resurrects each piece with colour, imagery and embellishments. They are wearable pieces of art with an environmental conscience so stuffing them into a plastic shopping bag just doesn’t cut it.

Instead Wendy has come up with a unique packaging concept. She decorates recycled cloths and scarves to wrap up her slips and shirts. The newest design element called “furoshiki,” encourages shoppers to reuse the square cloth as a Japanese “how to” screen print shows 14 different ways to carry objects. Wendy favours the “watermelon” carry system as it is the easiest to do and results in a very stylish package.

If you purchase one of Wendy’s pieces at her next event your new garment will be wrapped safely in a Furoshiki bag.

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