dead people

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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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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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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"Extreme Cheapskate" Scours Obituaries for Dead People's Clothes

Vintage shopping is a great way to get one of a kind pieces at a value, all the while not adding to the fashion waste in the world. But one woman has taken vintage hunting to the…

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Donated Wedding Dresses Become "Angel Gowns" for Deceased Babies

A group of women are transforming treasured wedding gowns into beautiful “angel dresses”- made for babies who pass before making it home from the hospital. The heavenly idea was…

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Dying is Forever: Swiss Company Turns Cremated Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza is turning the notion of “family heirloom” on its head. The Swiss startup takes cremated human remains and transforms them into diamonds. The concept isn’t…

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Biodegradable "Garments for the Grave" Let You Enter the Afterlife in Style

DRESSING THE DEAD “The body is a gift,” Interlandi explains in the October 2013 issue Wired. “It’s a bag of nutrients and water and protein. When you place it…

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"Traces of You" Uses Textiles, Digital Media to Mourn A Loved One

When a loved one passes away, it is difficult to pin down feelings and emotions generated by a host of memories. Through a multimedia piece entitled “Traces of You” by Zubin…

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"Recycling the Dead" Proposes Textile Products From Cremated Remains

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD “Salvage: Recycling the Dead” is more thought experiment than serious proposal, but it does suggest that we explore every possible avenue in a…

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"Dead Men's Patterns" Features Bespoke Garment Patterns of the Dearly Departed

It’s been said that dead men tell no tales, but would they stay equally mum about their tailoring? For artist Hormazd Narielwalla, author of the limited-edition book Dead…

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