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Catherine Charlot -- Her Umbrella Clothes Light Up World

Her Umbrella Clothes Light Up World
By Whitney Hurst CNN
October 28, 2010 -- Updated 1720 GMT (0120 HKT)


New York (CNN) -- Most people toss out their busted umbrellas after a strong storm rips them apart. But for Catherine Charlot, these broken remnants are true treasures.

After rainy weather hits New York City, Charlot takes to the streets collecting umbrellas from roads, subway stations and trash cans. Then she totes them back to her
Brooklyn studio and transforms them from trash into fashion. (Read More)




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