What do omnivores think?

carenautilus carenautilus
I just ran across this article, about a dress made with animal nipples (or, really the nipple and the circle of skin around it). It's cause quite a sensation. I'm a vegan, and from my point of view this is no worse and no better than a leather jacket. But I'm curious as to what the EF community thinks, particularly omnivores. Is this worse than leather? If so, why? What do you think about other peoples' reactions to the garment? What do you think about the artist? And, er, sorry about the bummer post.
10/01/2011
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WierdAl WierdAl
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Originally posted by carenautilus
I just ran across this article, about a dress made with animal nipples (or, really the nipple and the circle of skin around it). It's cause quite a sensation. I'm a vegan, and from my point of view this is no worse and no better than a ... More
Thats just sick twisted and gross.
10/01/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
It's disgusting but it is using a part of the leather that isn't traditionally used, so I'd say it's a good thing.
10/01/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I am not an omnivore, but a vegetarian. I'm not really offended by it, but I do agree with one of the comments on the Daily Mail page that, yes, it's cool that the designer is recycling what would otherwise be wasted, but that the industry shouldn't exist in the first place. But that's neither here nor there!
10/02/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
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Originally posted by Elnoa
I am not an omnivore, but a vegetarian. I'm not really offended by it, but I do agree with one of the comments on the Daily Mail page that, yes, it's cool that the designer is recycling what would otherwise be wasted, but that the industry ... More
Yeah, my thoughts exactly. I wish leather was never used, but if it has to be, use all of it.
10/02/2011
Angelica Angelica
I think its a creative use of parts of leather that dont get used. I think all parts of the animal that is killed should be utilized in some fashion. That just might be my background in studying lakota art and culture, but there is a use for everything!
10/02/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Leather is a by product of the meat industry and always has been.

People have always eaten meat and always will. (This is coming from a former vegetarian and the mother of one.) Individual people can choose what THEY eat or wear, but not what others choose to eat or wear.

I didn't click on the link, because I don't need to see it. Leather would go to waste if not used for clothing, garments, furniture, BDSM gear etc because there will always be hides left over from the meat and even drug industries. And, many people choose to use leather in their everyday lives.

Making a "Political Statement" with a piece like this is not going to change anyone's mind as to what their diet or clothing choices are. The OP is free to exercise his or her free will, as well.

You can choose to eat or not eat whatever you like, but we all have free will and will always exercise it.

Plus, on this site there are a lot of people in the Leather Lifestyle.
10/02/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I know, why bother to make a political statement of any kind, ever, under any circumstance? It's futile, of course! Always has been and always will.

Thanks for reminding me of my sudden loss of pessimism! Won't happen again.
10/02/2011
Paladin Fantasys Paladin Fantasys
I'm from the People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.

I've read the cow nipple article and went to the link provided for the pictures. The pictures showed a very pleasing floral looking design made out of cow and yak nipples which were obtained from already dead animal hides at a tannery.

Pleasing though the design is, I wouldn't buy a nipple outfit for my wife or myself.
10/02/2011
Oxygen99 Oxygen99
Not what I was expecting when I saw the pics. I think it's pretty. I mean, it's high fashion, so it's not something anybody is going to be wearing to the grocery store.
10/02/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
this is the fashion industry; these people make the rules on what to wear, so of course they're not going to care if it offends a few people. I think it was done in a beautiful way, so it's justified. Besides, waste not, want not, right?
10/02/2011
Kkay Kkay
The idea of it disturbed me, but after seeing the dress, all I see is something beautiful and well-made that uses something generally seen as waste. And if the press on the dresses starts making more people think about the fact that leather is made from animals, I think that's why statements like this exist.
10/02/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
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Originally posted by carenautilus
I just ran across this article, about a dress made with animal nipples (or, really the nipple and the circle of skin around it). It's cause quite a sensation. I'm a vegan, and from my point of view this is no worse and no better than a ... More
Technically speaking, it's better than a leather jacket, because it's entirely from parts that would have been thrown away (because nobody else wants nipple dresses).

So, not a single animal died to make this.
10/02/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
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Originally posted by Eucaly
Technically speaking, it's better than a leather jacket, because it's entirely from parts that would have been thrown away (because nobody else wants nipple dresses).

So, not a single animal died to make this.
Wait, wait, wait. It's made of nipples (tannery waste) and no animals died?
10/02/2011
Sammi Sammi
I don't think you'd know from looking at it what it's made of - I would never have guessed yak and cow nipples.
10/02/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I never would have guessed it was made of nipples either, and I think it's way better than just a leather jacket because it's utilizing things that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. I'm all for getting as much out of something as you can, and if the animal is going to die to become food anyway, we might as well make the most use out of everything that animal can give us.
10/03/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I never would have guessed it was made of nipples either, and I think it's way better than just a leather jacket because it's utilizing things that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. I'm all for getting as much out of something ... More
I agree. I think it's much more respectful to use *all* of an animal. Still makes me sad, though. Poor cows.
10/03/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
I agree that it's great that it's using the "scraps" that would usually be tossed, but I think the entire thing is a little off-putting.
10/03/2011
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