Electronic waste can sometimes find a surprising second lease on life, as designer Tina Sparkles has proved by making a dress using recycled wires. “I read how e-waste is being shipped to developing countries and how people are melting it at homes there,” says Sparkles. “I was inspired to make this dress to address the issue of e-waste in the form of an art project, not to make a dress that was literally meant to be purchased and worn.” The dress called ‘Systems Supernova’ was shown earlier this month at the Austin Fashion Week. – from Wired