Vanessa Barragão (born in 1992) is a textile artist based in Portugal who, through her creations, raises awareness about pollution and climate change, as well as the importance of the circular economy and the need to recycle in our daily lives. Her works are handmade, using artisanal techniques and waste from the Portuguese textile industry.
Most of this waste used to be found in the back of textile factory warehouses, taking up a lot of space, before ending up in a landfill.
"One man's trash is another man's gold." Her beautiful creations and environmentalist vision have garnered hundreds of thousands of followers and have influenced people's perception of the devastating consequences of
"fast fashion," encouraging those who admire his work to create sustainably and recycle as much as they can in their daily routines.
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