Looking for an eco-macabre way to accessorize? A rat coin purse or pigeon feather necklace might be just what you need. Reid Peppard, a vegetarian and designer from London, doesn’t want the animal victims of busy streets and pest control to go to waste, so she uses her taxidermy skills to transform their carcasses into wearable pieces. Ranging in price from hundreds to thousands of dollars, Peppard’s accessories are sure to make a statement — Lady Gaga even wore one of her creations in her “Bad Romance” video. But who are Peppard’s biggest customers? Surprisingly, American men.
14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far
The sustainable fashion trend has inspired a variety of eco-conscious designers — from those who create organic cotton garments to those who upcycle vintage items into fresh frocks. But, as with all trends, there are some who take things a little too far. Would you don a dress of expired condoms or accessorize with jewelry made from human teeth? Take a look at some of our bizarrely sustainable fashion finds and you just might be inspired to green your own wardrobe … but perhaps you should pass on making your own roadkill accessories.