On our minds: Cow dung clothing

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by adakallgren on 23 August, 2016

Cow dung is making its way into fashion.

On our minds is cow dung and its unexpected entry into fashion. In an attempt to resolve The Netherlands’ surplus of the animal’s number two, potentially causing toxic algae blooms in waterways, Eindhoven-based designer Jalila Essaidi hit the chemistry lab to produce ‘Mestic’, a thread-like material which she uses as a ‘bio textile’ to produce garments from. The resulting tops and dresses made from the unconventional fabric were showcased at a local fashion show a couple of months back, and apart from saving the Earth from resource-costly materials like cotton, her goal is to make Mestic viable for 3D print production. Read more here.


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