Early attempts at recycling—such as using chewing gum to patch leaky coffee pots and converting banana peels into prom corsages—failed abysmally. Introduce wardrobes to modern conservation techniques with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of repurposed apparel and accessories at Funk Your Junk.
Funk Your Junk's creative owners stock their shelves with a variety of re-imagined fashion items and once-discarded objects given new life as wearable accessories. The store's recycling wizards collect packaging from products such as Pop Tarts, M&M's, and Double Bubble before attaching fabric loops and fusing on zippers to transform once-landfill-bound wrappings into small ($12), medium ($14), and large ($16) pouches to hold both loose change and the conjoined variety. Colourful hats ($20–$60) await men's and women's head-top perches, scarves ($10) weave around necks, and buttons ($3 for one or $10 for four) give fabric surfaces added personality. Meanwhile, troll dolls ($8–$18) are just one of the shop's ever-changing eclectic items, which also include old school bells and typewriters with their own writing style.
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