12 Fashions Made From Strange, Cool And Innovative Materials
This "Fan Mail" Dress finds a beautiful and functional use for that annoying junk mail that regularly tends to turn up on your doorstep or in your mailbox. Creator Nancy Judd turned what would otherwise be garbage into hand-crafted fans to make up this gorgeous and unique dress. I've said it once and I'll say it again; one woman's trash is another woman's crafty fashion!
Who would have thought that cigarettes are good for more than giving you cancer? According to designer Alexandra Guerrero, they can be cleaned and then turned into a fabric that's like wool that can be used in clothing manufacturing. After cleaned and shredded, cigarette fibers can be dyed and then woven with other fibers like wool, to create clothing that is actually 10% cigarette butts. You might not want to smoke them, but would you wear them?
Breasts and bacon; sounds like every man's dream right? That's why it has to be a man behind the design of this arguably mouth-watering bacon bra that some are outraged by and others find intriguing. Regardless of where you stand, you can't deny that raw bacon is a unique fashion medium for creation if nothing else.
While making clothing out of cobwebs may have a macabre feel, it's actually based in cultural traditions of the Kucong Tribe in China who have used cobwebs historically as an inexpensive way to create warm and comfortable clothing. Let's hope prior to wearing, they checked to make sure nothing with 8 legs was still clinging along to its destroyed home in desperation.