We’ve heard of protective gear, but this is ridiculous! Or is it? With creative clothing made from condoms popping up all over the internet in such versatile and surprisingly beautiful styles, we have to wonder – could condom garments be an innovative new eco-fashion trend? And would you actually be willing to wear prophylactic couture?
When we first saw these kooky looks, we were intrigued but didn’t necessarily buy the fact that they were eco-fashion. After all, it’s possible that all of them are made from brand new condoms in which case they wouldn’t really be contributing to sustainability (although most condoms are made out of latex which is biodegradable). But if condom clothes were made from expired condoms or (gulp) used condoms, they could truly be considered recycled garments.
What about comfort and durability? Well, they are ribbed for our pleasure. All joking aside, we’ve never actually worn anything even close to a condom dress (please remove your mind from the gutter) so we don’t know. But if you have, we’d love to hear what you think!
Last but not least, like social awareness heroines TLC of my generation, wearing condoms makes a strong statement about your commitment to safe sex. As far as prom dresses go, I have a hunch that these condom styles are probably not dad and moms first pick. Or maybe they are?
Images via Pile of Photos and Ebaum’s World
this is really beautiful!!!!but eyyy how do u make a condom dress??show me how to please.
I love the idea of using expired condoms, but where can you get them?
The TODAY Show said they are expired condoms, so that's where the sustainability comes in.
This should be eco-fashion?! Never! :D Cheers, Martina
OMG!!!! any1 know where i can get one?!?! or how to make one?!?!?! email me--- [email protected] ;) :D
If you have to make clothes out of latex, wouldn't it be better to just make them out of a sheet of it, rather than wasting the energy used to make and pack the condoms, and then reconfigure them into a dress? Not convinced I'm afraid. And even if anyone would contemplate a 'recycled' item of clothing, the logistics of gathering them would be... erm, problematic.
We shoul thankful that condoms are saving the lives of so many people by f=ighting against virus.I consider the God saving the lives of so many people in this world.Then we should consider the condoms as gift to human beings afor protection
Thanks for your comment MegO. I def agree with you that preventing unwanted pregnancies is a crucial part of sustainability that is often overlooked.
Well, if we really want to talk about sustainability and material purposes, condoms are far better for the environment if they are used to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STIs... they aren't that great for fabric! But it's a great promotion for the use of condoms. It is a strong statement for safe sex! And there is a company in Brazil that uses sustainably tapped latex, which can be a very natural material when tapped from trees and not treated with baths of harsh chemicals... Latex is like cotton, or bamboo, or anything else, i can be sustainable or not, depending on how the crop is grown then processed... Then all a condom company would have to do is work on biodegradable packaging and sustainable transportation, and environmentally friendly contraception could be there to be enjoyed! :) MegO! of the Deadly Nightshades Midnight Bike Crew
Well, latex isn't exactly "green" in its manufacture or recyclability. Also, it's not well known for durability when exposed to sunlight. So these would be evening dresses only, I guess. :) Nice post. I voted "gross" only because you talked about recycled "used" condoms being used... lol