The Puma race car is a car you can’t sit in, touch or drive because it is made out of clothes—1,682 T-shirts, 88 pairs of jeans, 64 pairs of shoes and 31 belts, to be exact.
All together, the apparel used in the 14-foot Puma race car cost almost $64,000 USD, while the construction took five hours and eight employees. Modeled after the Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen’s race car which is a Ferrari (as Puma is the Ferrari team’s official clothing sponsor), the Puma race car is displayed at the Puma Carnaby Street shop in London.
The Puma Race Car is Entirely Made Out of Clothing
1. Sustainable Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop eco-friendly and recyclable racing apparel made from sustainable materials.
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