Dreaming of a green wedding

There's finally an eco-friendly alternative to that classic garment that usually only gets worn once.
Image via Treehugger
Image via Treehugger

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, goes the old saying about what a bride needs for her wedding day. But in the spirit of reduce, reuse and recycle, that can now be changed to “something green”.

A group of British fashion students have come up with a more sustainable alternative to the timeless wedding dressthat  is most often laid to gather moths after the big day. A biodegradable substance, polyvinyl alcohol, is knitted into the fabric of the dress. After the big day the dress can simply be put in water to be broken down without any damage to the environment, presumably so that the material can be used again.

Five dissolvable wedding dress designs have been created to be displayed at an exhibition on sustainable marriage. Now there’s even more reason to hope it doesn’t rain on your wedding day.

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