Subway Recycles Its Packaging Into High Fashion

Sure, Lady Gaga can go out in her dress made from red meat, but that seems like a waste of good protein. And you never know what kind of diseases the meat might pick up. Meanwhile, the folks at Subway recently showed off a line of nearly ridiculous but more eco-friendly dresses on the runway in Chicago.

At the Project Subway fashion show in the Windy City, the sandwich chain featured the work of costume designer, Elsa Hiltner, who used recycled Subway packaging for her creations.

As described by Packaging Digest:

One model wore a bodice created from a Subway Lunch Box package, with floral detail made from a Subway Cookie Bag. A looped skirt was made from Subway Cookie Bags as well.

The show was intended to highlight Subway’s eco-friendly packaging initiatives. “Subway continues to show that you can eat fresh, be sustainable and look great!” said one overly enthusiastic executive sandwich artist.

All we want to know is: Do the Subway fashions have that same, unique scent that all the Subway restaurants do?

Food Is Fashionable: The Subway Fashion Show []


Edit Your Comment

  1. Preyfar says:

    The Bride of Jared!

    • marillion says:

      +1 nicely played.

      Eco-friendly? How many trees had to die to make that dress? LOL

      • Groanan says:

        If the trees came from a timber farm it is eco-friendly to use the wood from those trees in the sense that paper sells keep the lot from turning into a condominium development – and it keeps that lot filled with air cleaning and wildlife supporting trees so long as it is profitable.

  2. Holybalheadedchrist! says:

    Well, it’s a better use for them than wrapping Subway “sandwiches.” Downside is it she’d go off like a roman candle with one careless cigarette.

  3. Oranges w/ Cheese says:


  4. shadowboxer524 says:

    I want someone to make a dress out of the new Sun Chips bags. It’d be SO LOUD!!

  5. framitz says:

    Are free insect parts included?

  6. Holybalheadedchrist! says:

    “executive sandwich artist?” Talk about grade inflation.

  7. captadam says:

    Is it being modeled by Leona Helmsley?

  8. nicksears says:

    does she smell like butthole?

  9. nicksears says:

    ds sh smll lk btthl?

  10. nicksears says:

    i hate threads that read top to bottom..

  11. newfenoix says:


  12. You Can Call Me Al(isa) says:

    When I worked at Subway, I used the sub paper for book covers!

  13. AshleyKeen says:

    Because nothing says eco-friendly like a bunch of paper that is now unsuable for anything but rubbish?

  14. pixiegirl says:

    So the best way to show the public your company is eco-friendly is by showing how you waste your companies merchandise wrappers in a faux fashion show. In which is a total waste of time, energy, resources, money, and of course waste of merchandise wrapping paper. WTG Subay!

  15. elysse says:

    Duck. Face.

    That is all.