“Recycling the Dead” Turns Cremated Remains Into Textiles for Products

by , 06/19/12

Kerry Greville, Textile Futures, Central Saint Martins, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, bizarre eco-fashion, eco-art, eco-textiles, eco-friendly textiles, sustainable textiles, cremation

So maybe your life lacks purpose at the moment, at least you can rest easy knowing your body could still serve a function well after your spirit has left the earth. Kerry Greville, a student at  Central Saint Martins in London, is exploring the provocative notion that we can—and should—extract chemical components from cremated remains for the production of textiles. “It is my belief that the only resource we can lay claim to is our body,” Greville says. “Every other resource is taken without consent.” What do you think? Is her idea outrageous or on point?


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