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Design and engineering students partner to create reusable wedding dress

on Monday,May 10,2010 00:05

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In an effort to make an innovation in the sustainable fashion trend, design and engineering students from UK-based Sheffield Hallam University have created a new spin on a garment that is usually only used once.

Fibre 2 Fashion reports that these budding designers and engineers have created a disposable wedding dress, which may be worn up to six times.

After wearing the dress on their big day, brides can use water to dissolve part of the dress and create five new fashions.

Jane Blohm, a professor of fashion design at the college, told the news source "the wedding gown is perhaps one of the most iconic and symbolic garments in humanity's wardrobe and represents the challenges of 'throwaway fashion.'"

In fact, approximately 74 percent of clothing purchased in the UK each year is thrown away, according to the media outlet.

The designs are currently on display in an exhibit called Sustainable Marriage at the school's Furnival Building, the Yorkshire Post reports. The dresses will also be featured at the university's Creative Spark 2010 event later this month.

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