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Nespresso's Project Upcycle

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Ellie Mücke was selected to be the Victorian ambassador for Nespresso's Upcycle challenge, July 2013. See her progress and the outcome here.
The finished dress!! (Upcycled Nespresso Capsules) www.mucke.com.au

The finished dress!! (Upcycled Nespresso Capsules) www.mucke.com.au

The final Image of 'Padma Petalz'. Made from new and upcycled Nespresso capsules, by Nespresso Ambassador, Ellie Mücke.  July 2013.  Photographer: Tomas Friml Hair and make up: Claire Leighton Model: Crystal Dunn  www.mucke.com.au

The final Image of 'Padma Petalz'. Made from new and upcycled Nespresso capsules, by Nespresso Ambassador, Ellie Mücke. July 2013. Photographer: Tomas Friml Hair and make up: Claire Leighton Model: Crystal Dunn www.mucke.com.au

Stitching the aluminium petals- made from Nespresso capsules- onto the reclaimed shirts. www.mucke.com.au

In an effort to promote and encourage Australians to recycle coffee capsules, Nespresso launched an initiative called Project Upcycle in Ju.

The finished Dress, called "Padma Petalz" Using over 2,000 hand-cut Nespresso capsules- totalling over 6,000 petals! www.mucke.com.au

Nespresso - Project Upcycle: Sustainable Designer, Ellie Mucke, puts the finishing touches on her Nespresso capsule dress design.

Cutting Nespresso capsules.

Cutting Nespresso capsules.

The process of converting the Nespresso capsules into...

The process of converting the Nespresso capsules into.

Beautiful aluminium scraps.

Nespresso - Project Upcycle: Ellie Mucke's artwork in progress.

I'm making aluminium petals from Nespresso capsules!

I'm making aluminium petals from Nespresso capsules!

Nespresso capsules, reclaimed men's shirts and tools.  The Upcycle challenge begins!

Nespresso capsules, reclaimed men's shirts and tools. The Upcycle challenge begins!

More stitching!! (Upcycle Nspresso Project)\ www.mucke.com.au

More stitching!! (Upcycle Nspresso Project)\ www.mucke.com.au

More stitching!! (Upcycled Nespresso capsules) www.mucke.com.au

More stitching!! (Upcycled Nespresso capsules) www.mucke.com.au

Stitching the alluminium petals onto the recycled shirt dress. www.mucke.com.au

Designer commissioned by Nespresso to design work using their recyclable coffee capsules

Draping the reclaimed shirt bodice on the dress stand.

Draping the reclaimed shirt bodice on the dress stand.

Aluminium Nespresso petals

Aluminium Nespresso petals