Alex Sipa dress ‘shows how beautiful recycling can be’ says Nicola Roberts
Pop star and fashionista Nicola Roberts says the dress made for her from recycled electrical cables demonstrates the potential and beauty of recycling.
Dazzling at the Fashion Awards 2021, Nicola wore a dress crafted by fashion designer Alexandra Sipa from 210 recycled electrical cables.
Discarded cables, along with other small, old electricals are creating the world’s fastest growing waste stream.
Nicola said: ““We all have a duty to make sustainable choices. As the consequences of our demanding and accessible way of living begin to increasingly show themselves, it’s something I feel a responsibility to do more and more. For instance, the impact of electrical waste is something few people consider.”
“Working with Alexandra Sipa and the team at Recycle Your Electricals has been an interesting and enlightening journey. My dress has been created from 210 electrical cables and I’m proud to be able to show you just what is possible when supporting sustainability with recycling and just how beautiful it can be.”
The Recycle Your Electricals campaign aims to get UK households to stop throwing away or hoarding small old electricals and instead start donating or recycling them. Electricals contain some of the most precious materials on our planet – gold, silver, copper, aluminum, and platinum.