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Rachel Freire’s “Cow Nipple” Dress, Gross or a Great Use of Resources?

Posted By Diane Pham On October 2, 2011 @ 12:30 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Would you wear a dress made from thousands of cow nipples? During London Fashion Week, designer Rachel Freire [1] unveiled her latest haute couture creation: a dress made from 3,000 protruding cow nipples [2]. Making use of the waste created by tanneries during the production of leather, the crafty designer saved these little nips from dumpster doom by turning them into a floor-length, flowery dress. While Rachel’s good intentions were surely on point, the dress has raised more than a few eyebrows, including that of politicians and animal-rights groups who have branded it everything from “sickening and repulsive,” to a “runaway freak show.”


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[1] Rachel Freire: http://rachelfreire.com/

[2] 3,000 protruding cow nipples: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/repulsive-or-recycled-yak-nipple-dress-rachel-friere.php

[3] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/rachel-freires-cow-nipple-dress-sparks-controversy-at-london-fashion-week/

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