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« on: August 22, 2005 09:04:47 AM »

This is my first post-- I was sent here by a friend who saw this project and thought I should enter.  I didn't even know this existed....and I'm not really sure how everything works...but here goes.

Ok.  This was made by shredding up grocery bags and knitting them.  It was originally sketched in response to G.W. suggesting that shopping would save the economy.  Shopping won't save the economy...and this project is a metaphor for that-- neither this umbrella nor this rain coat will keep you dry.

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Thanks for all the feed back.  In response to some requests, here are some pictures that show a little more detail.  Also, it's not me in the coat, I took the pictures.  My best friend is modelling.  It is quite a warm piece, but it's scratchy as heck.  I think that covers everything. 

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005 09:09:32 AM »

Very cool, and a great concept too!  Nicely done!

And hoping for an early death you swam so far you lost your breath, and struggling in the ebb and flow I took your hand, but you let go...
And now the ocean fills your lungs, and now you've got what you had come for, resting peaceful as you sink to drown under a sea of strangers.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005 09:11:24 AM »

wow, that is so cool! so all you do is cut the bags up into strips and then knit them together?!

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005 09:26:54 AM »

Love the concept, the product and the pictures! Very nice!

« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005 09:48:05 AM »

That raincoat looks kinda comfy....despite its uselessness to repel water.
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005 09:54:14 AM »

Holy Crap!  Despite it's lack of dryness, that shit looks awesome.  I'm sure you know this, but those bags make great knitted bags that last forever.  You can also shred them and make little chickens and other animals like the kinds people import from Africa.  You can do so much with those bags, despite their suckiness.  Anyhoo, I give your project two thumbs up.  In New Orleans (where I live ) lots of people carry parasols to keep the sun off their faces, and I would LOVE if my parasol looked like yours.  Cheers!
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2005 10:14:50 AM »

it does look awesome
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2005 10:35:28 AM »

Okay so even though that concept is super deep ina  good way, and you'll still get wet - that is stil the hottest umbrella I have ever seen! That is just way too cool. Fantastic! 
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2005 11:18:21 AM »

I love it.  When I heard that I wondered; How is every one going out and maxing out their credit card, going to help the economy?  People are rushing to file bankruptcy, before the law changes in October.
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2005 11:23:11 AM »

That is really amazing. Nicely done!
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