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Victimless Leather

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 20 October 2004

Tissue Culture and Art Project may be reminiscent of Dr. Frankenstein's lab, but they certainly are up to some fascinating work. Currently they are growing a jacket out of immortalized mouse and human cells. One day this may be an alternative to to killing animals for their hides, but in the mean time the project is meant to prompt a dialog about environmentalism, sustainability and fashion.

This artistic grown garment will confront people with the moral implications of wearing parts of dead animals for protective and aesthetic reasons and will further confront notions of relationships with living systems manipulated or otherwise. An actualized possibility of wearing ‘leather' without killing an animal is offered as a starting point for cultural discussion.

via Wired News

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