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“Pollinator Frocks” Are Wearable Gardens That Attract Hungry Bees

Posted By Diane Pham On January 23, 2011 @ 11:00 am In Accessories and Fashion,biomimicry,Design,sustainable style sundays | No Comments

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The dwindling population of bees is no secret, and this mysterious phenomenon holds a considerable threat to our global food system. In order to aid in the pollination of plants all over the world, artist [1]and insect-lover Karen Ingham [2] has created an incredible collection of dresses that feature electron-microscopy images of pollen. Dubbed “Pollinator Frocks” [3], any curious insect that lands on one these dresses are treated with a nectar-like solution able to nourish and in turn help promote repopulation.


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[1] artist : http://www.inhabitat.com/art

[2] Karen Ingham: http://www.kareningham.org.uk/

[3] “Pollinator Frocks”: http://www.kareningham.org.uk/pollinatorfrocks.html

[4] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/pollinator-frocks-are-wearable-gardens-that-attract-feed-hungry-bees/

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