Royal College of Art graduate Alice Potts showcased her quirky design methods with a pair of ballet shoes adorned with crystals formed from sweat and a fake fur featuring urine-crystals at the RCA's annual fashion show.
Potts, who has also experimented with blood, believed the odourless but stomach-turning materials, donated to her by fellow students, had environmental and health benefits beyond the limitations of traditional plastic or cotton.
Potts, who kept her crystallisation process under wraps, added that in future the concept could possibly be developed to create a bio-sensor to detect high sugar levels for diabetics.
Other environmental-thinking collections on display at last week's RCA show included a range of clothes produced without sewing any seams. Instead, a new weaving technique was employed, reducing fashion waste and challenging over-consumption.
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