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animals rip and shred denim to fabricate zoo jeans
jul 03, 2014
animals rip and shred denim to fabricate zoo jeans



animals rip and shred denim to fabricate zoo jeans
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a japanese fashion label has partnered with the kamine zoo in hitachi city for the creation of a denim collection, whose ‘worn-out’ style is actually created by the tigers, lions and bears which live at the zoo. workers at the wildlife park wrapped long sheets of denim material around car tires and bundled them in small balls, which they then placed into the habitats where the creatures reside. biting, tearing and scratching at their new fabric toys, the fearsome beasts bear their marks on the blue textiles, scarring and shredding them into tattered segments. finally, the ‘zoo jeans‘ are sewn together from the semi-eaten pieces, forming a completely singular pair of legwear. the collection will be auctioned off to encourage the environmental protection of animals, and the revenues will be donated to both the zoo and the world wildlife fund.

 


zoo jeans making-of movie
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japanese zoo jeans are ripped and torn by tigers
an animal tears at the fabric
image courtesy of kamine zoo

japanese zoo jeans are ripped and torn by tigers
biting into the tire
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japanese zoo jeans are ripped and torn by tigers
the animals leave their mark on the denim
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japanese zoo jeans are ripped and torn by tigers
the fabric has been gathered into a ball and given to the animals to play with
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japanese zoo jeans are ripped and torn by tigers
the results
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animals rip and shred denim to fabricate zoo jeans
‘B1′ designed by bears

animals rip and shred denim to fabricate zoo jeans
‘T1′ designed by tigers

animals rip and shred denim to fabricate zoo jeans
‘L2′ designed by lions

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