Who believes that Manila trash becomes hot London fashion item?
Manila trash becomes hot London fashion item By Jason Gutierrez (AFP) – 1 day ago MANILA — At a warehouse near Manila’s infamous Smokey Mountain dump, slum-dwellers working for a British-led charity are turning rubbish into fashion items that are proving a hit in top-end London shops. Under a dim fluorescent lamp, amid the constant humming of sewing machines, about 20 women cut pieces of cloth and other materials found amid the garbage to make teddy bears. Others are busy putting finishing touches to handbags and purses made from discarded toothpaste tubes, while glossy magazines are turned into colourful bracelets. “This bag costs about 100 pounds sterling (165 dollars) or more in London,” said Jane Walker, a former publishing executive from Southampton who gave up her lavish lifestyle in 1996 to set up the Philippine Christian Foundation in Manila after seeing the plight of the poor here. Walker said about 200 bags were currently being shipped to boutiques in London, and the foundati
AFP/File – A child scavenges for recyclable materials at Manila’s Smokey Mountain dumpsite in November 2009. … MANILA (AFP) – At a warehouse near Manila ‘s infamous Smokey Mountain dump, slum-dwellers working for a British-led charity are turning rubbish into fashion items that are proving a hit … » Full Story on news.yahoo.com Sources: http://news.yahoo.