Parisian Designer Flore Garcia Bour Designs Dress With Cigarette Butts

20 May

Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Talk about a smokin’ dress!

A Parisian designer is creating a dress made entirely from discarded cigarette butts.

Flore Garcia Bour, a 22-year-old student, is picking up butts by the hundreds from the streets and stitching them into a dress in an effort to make a statement about the amount of litter the tobacco produces.

“I have always been revolted by the number of butts dropped on our streets while it would be simple to change habits and to put them into a rubbish bin,” she told Agence France-Presse.

She also wants to call attention to the fact that the butts take a long time to decompose.

“I hope my dress shocks smokers and plays a role in making them more aware of the damage they do by throwing their butts away that degrade in 18 months at best or 12 years at worst.”

The dress, which she has just recently finished, won’t smell as foul as the cigarette butts from which they’re made. Bour treated them before they were stitched into the dress to ward off the smell.

Fashion News/Newsroom

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