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Photo by Tyrone Lebon

Bug off, malaria. Supermodel Kate Moss is swatting for the other team, and she’s doing in with her own inimitable brand of glam: by donning a body-cleaving strapless dress partly woven from recycled mosquito nets. Commissioned by Sport Relief, the corseted, patchwork number was designed by William Tempest to highlight the celebrity-backed fundraiser’s 2010 commitment to battling malaria.

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GENERATING BUZZ

Both Tempest and Moss are rallying the British public to help fund insecticide-treated mosquito nets—one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of preventing the spread of malaria in the poorest countries, where antimalarial drugs are expensive.

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are one of the most cost-effective ways of preventing the spread of malaria.

“I was shocked to hear that one child dies from malaria in Africa every 30 seconds, that’s why I was happy to be involved in this important project for Sport Relief,” says Moss in a statement. “William Tempest’s dress is a great way of raising awareness of the seriousness of malaria, a disease which is both preventable and treatable. Donating just £5 can pay for a net which helps protect from potentially fatal mosquito bites that spread malaria.”

The one-off upcycled frock will be auctioned off to further the cause.

+ Sport Relief

[Via TreeHugger]

2 Responses to “Kate Moss Dons Recycled Mosquito Net Dress For Malaria Awareness”

  1. threestonesteps says:

    Ahhh, dresses aren’t the only things made with mosquito netting. Check out these fair trade bags made from repurposed netting: http://www.threestonesteps.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6

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