Friday, June 18, 2010

what will you do with your wedding dress?

Would you wear a wedding dress that dissolves in watter?


This are some models of a wedding dress that dissolves in watter and can also be transformed in other peaces once you dissolve a part of it, interesting isn't it?



The wedding dress has the ability to transform into several pieces.
For women who cling to her wedding dress because it reminds one of the happiest moments of his life, the very idea may seem like a nightmare. The more detached, perhaps, dare to consider it.


This is a wedding dress, when in contact with water, dissolved ... without a trace.
The garment, which in the worst case shines only once, the day of marriage, and at best, puts a daughter, a friend or a daughter in her own wedding or a fancy dress party, was created by a group of students from Sheffield Hallam University in England.

Herbert worked on the project with other students of Design and Engineering.

The secret is in the material. Part of the dress is made of a fabric containing polyvinyl alcohol, a synthetic polymer generally used in detergents, which dissolves in water without damaging the environment.
The remainder of the costume is composed of other materials that are insoluble, but biodegradable, such as organic cotton and 100% environmentally friendly accessories.
Thus, after the day of the wedding, the bride can soak a portion of the garment in water to make it disappear, such as sleeves, and as a result, you get a different clothing.
"As different parts dissolve, the dress transforms into a different piece," he told BBC Ben Herbert, fashion design student, part of the team responsible for the invention, which also comprises engineering students.
Change needed


Wedding dresses are usually used only once in life.


The purpose behind this creation, students say, is to invite people to reflect on the impact the fashion industry has on the environment.
"We chose to work on the wedding dress because it is one of the garments in which we invest more money in our whole life and only use once. Also has yards and yards of fabric. Most dress as a keepsake preserves But, eventually, ends up in a landfill, "says Herbert.
In the UK, the amount of clothing purchased by the public increased in recent years by 40% and now has around two million tonnes per year.
To reduce the impact of fashion on the environment, the fashion industry must confront the conventional practices and attitudes
Jane Blohm, a professor of fashion design course
About 74% of two million tonnes each year ends up in the trash.
"The fashion industry in general has to be aware of this situation and make changes in the direction you are taking," says Herbert.
Jane agrees with him Blohm, a professor of Fashion Design at the University of Sheffield Hallam.
"To reduce the impact of fashion on the environment of the fashion industry must confront the conventional practices and attitudes," says Blohm
"This exhibit," Blohm said in reference to the sample that presents the dress created by students, "demonstrates what can be done when the design and add scientific innovation efforts."

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