Odd Animaterials

The use of unconventional animal skins signify a desire for novelty and change
Implications - Although an alarming development for some, the use of odd animal skins in the creation of products is increasing. Materials such as chicken leather and goldfish scales are definitely not the norm, not even for fashion. Yet, the luxury consumer, especially the couture consumer, thrives on constant change, so whether pet pelts or insect rings are progressive or peculiar has yet to be decided.
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Poultry Fashion - Rakel Hafberg Chicken Leather is the New Skin to Wear
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Hot 9,782 Clicks Pub: Nov 20, 10
Poultry Fashion
Rakel Hafberg Chicken Leather is the New Skin to Wear
Using the outer layer from an animal that most people eat, these Rakel Hafberg chicken leather accessories are the latest animal skin to wear. This is not far from what we've seen in the past, although… [More]
Insect-Infected Jewelery - Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes Rocks a Victorian Cockroach Necklace
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Hot 11,555 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 10
Insect-Infected Jewelery
Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes Rocks a Victorian Cockroach Necklace
The vast majority of people either find insects extremely creepy or downright disgusting, but Jane Aldridge from Sea of Shoes takes a different spin on these creepy crawlers. Recently, the Victorian… [More]
Insect Taxidermy Trinkets - Lito Karakostanoglou Jewelry Features Exquisitely Morbid Bugs
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Hot 20,185 Clicks Pub: Dec 25, 10
Insect Taxidermy Trinkets
Lito Karakostanoglou Jewelry Features Exquisitely Morbid Bugs
Lito Karakostanoglou is a nomadic designer whose travels have definitely contributed to an awesome jewelry collection. Pieces from this imaginative accessory designer's collection are elegant, majestic… [More]
Fishy Fashion Accessories - Color Name Bangles by Dallas and Carlos are Made from Scales
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Warm 2,786 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 11
Fishy Fashion Accessories
Color Name Bangles by Dallas and Carlos are Made from Scales
Dallas and Carlos is an exciting couture jewelry line created in Brazil in 2009. The awesome accessory design team is dedicated to the production of truly unique eco-friendly accessories such as these… [More]
Prehistoric Critter Rings - This Piece by Bibi van der Velden Boasts Wooly Mammoth Ivory
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Warm 5,133 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 11
Prehistoric Critter Rings
This Piece by Bibi van der Velden Boasts Wooly Mammoth Ivory
Bibi van der Velden has created this killer piece from unique materials that add a marvelous mysticism to the fabulous ring. The ring is made from real Siberian woolly mammoth remains, letting you rock… [More]
Patterned Poultry Purses - The Missoni Chicken Foot Bag is an Acquired Taste in Fashion
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Warm 2,354 Clicks Pub: Sep 10, 10
Patterned Poultry Purses
The Missoni Chicken Foot Bag is an Acquired Taste in Fashion
Even though the Missoni Chicken Foot Bag looks undeniably rad, I can't help but shudder at the thought of the material used. This Missoni Chicken Foot Bag is made of actual chicken feet, visibly present… [More]
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