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[at-l] getting tired of a tu tu??
- Subject: [at-l] getting tired of a tu tu??
- From: Jennifer Delia Sawyer <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 00:52:29 -0500
Guess what Solar Bear's showing up in for next year's Gathering?
OVERIJSE, Belgium (Reuters) - Dior, Lagerfeld and Versace eat
your heart out. A Belgian horticulturist
has come up with the
ultimate ecological fashion statement to
give your loved one this
Christmas: a skirt made of live grass.
The clothes -- skirts, tops and dresses
-- are the idea of Luc
Mertes, who lives in the Belgian town of
The grass is grown on jute matting,
instead of earth, for about 25
days, and is then made into garments
which continue to grow
while you wear them.
The end product is striking, if not
comfortable: the clothes weigh
several kilograms (pounds) and the water
needed to keep the
grass alive makes them quite damp.
"It's a bit of a joke, really," said
Mertes, who tells the friends for
whom he makes the clothes: "Make sure
you water your skirt
once a day and mow it once a month."
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