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Trash turned into fashion

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Artists turned trash into treasure for a fashion show in Wausau.

Students from University of Wisconsin-Madison designed clothes made from recycled materials.

Saturday night, models wore those creations for the recycled runway event at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

Artist Nancy Judd, who specializes in this medium, mentored the students.

"What I find is when people see my work, first they're drawn to it just because of the design," said Judd. "They think it's interesting. And then they get up close and realize wow this isn't normal fabric. This is rusty nails or pieces of glass or plastic."

Artists say they hope the designs will help people think more about waste and its impact on the environment.

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