bizarre eco-fashion

Are We Overlooking Human Hair as a Raw Material?

Designer Sanne Visser’s new recycling project repurposes an important resource most of us walk around with daily- the hair on our heads. Her new line, called the New Age of…

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Sneaker Made With Carbon Emissions is a "Shoe Without a Footprint"

We recycle metal, plastic, paper, so why not carbon dioxide? That’s the question that NRG Energy posed to the audience on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week, where the utility…

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Mushroom-Infused Burial Suit Helps the Body Naturally Decompose

For the human body, death is only the beginning. These meat sacks of ours are hothouses of chemicals, and not just the good kind. Pesticides, flame retardants, heavy metals, and other…

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Dutch Designer Turns Cow Manure Into Clothing (It's Not as Gross as You Might Think)

POO POWER She dubs the material Mestic, from mest, the Dutch word for manure. While people have sought to manage No. 2 before, Essaïdi says this is the first time “manure is…

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Faux "Leather" Made From Fermented Tea Could Revolutionize Fashion

TEA TIME These “green-tea based cellulose fiber mats” could soon be a viable alternative to materials derived from nonrenewable sources, Lee said. And because the fibers are…

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Alice: A Modular, Zero-Waste Shoe Grown From Fungus

JE SUIS ALICE “As trendsetters, the high-fashion industry should be searching for solutions,” Peters, a 15-year industry veteran who has worked with the likes of Dries Van Noten…

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No More Laundry? These Textiles Clean Themselves With Sunlight

Photo by Caspar Rubin/Unsplash Could this be the end of washing? Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have discovered a cheap and efficient new way to…

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"Pure Human" Imagines a Future Where You Can Buy Nicole Kidman's Skin

NEW SKIN “Major fashion and cosmetic companies have already signed research collaboration agreement with bioengineering institutes,” Gorjanc said. “Those…

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Pollution-Fighting "Plant Backpack" Provides Instant Fresh Air

Photo by Shutterstock Fresh air on demand? That’s the idea behind the “plant backpack,” an out-of-the-box concept that could replace flimsy paper masks in the fight…

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Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for the Weirdest)

Want more weird? Check out the freakiest eco-fashion stories of 2014…

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Taiwan's Youth Are Wearing Plastic Bags as Clothing

Taiwan’s millennials might be taking the idea of “recycled fashion” a bit too literally. The Asian country’s latest trend? Wearing plastic bags—and only…

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Rotterdam Students Turn Fruit, Vegetable Waste Into Durable "Leather"

FRUITLEATHER The resulting textile, according to de Boon, isn’t unlike animal leather, with slight variances depending on the type of produce used. “Every centimeter is unique.…

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Smog-Containing Jewelry Support World's Largest Air Purifier

Studio Daan Roosegaarde wants you to help fight air pollution and smog– by wearing it on your finger. With his proposed air-purifier called the Smog Free Tower, Roosegaarde is…

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Christophe Guinet Recreates Batman Suit...Out of Tree Bark

BARK KNIGHT Guinet’s Sous le masque et la cape was on display this past month at La Maison Muller. The event, which celebrated the launch of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game,…

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Portland Farmer Jacinda Martinez Turns Vegetables Into Edible Fashion

Artist and designer Jacinda Martinez began playing with her food to make bold and beautiful statements about slow fashion, in a beautiful series she calls Fashion in the Raw. Based on…

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Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

When Mike Perrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Melita, in 2011, he offered her more than a piece of his heart. He also gave her part of his shinbone. The Guernsey man, who had his…

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Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Innovative jewelry designer Paula Ortega’s new line is as fleeting as beauty itself. Made from an impossible-sounding mix of metals and milk proteins, the “wearable sculptures”…

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Artist Merry Coor Turns Loved Ones' Ashes Into Memorial Pendants

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust? Not if you’re California glassmaker Merry Coor. The Eureka resident specializes in making “ash beads”: tangible mementos of the deceased…

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