Farm-to-table-to-closet ... wearing your dinner
"Forget about plunking down thousands of dollars and putting your name on a yearlong waiting list -- to score New York's latest "it" bag, you're encouraged to eat the cow it comes from first ...
the leather goods are crafted from the tanned hides of the same locally sourced, grass-fed cows and pigs served at Marlow & Sons, an eatery and dry-goods store"
"In addition to bags, there are belts, footballs and wallets -- and next fall, rabbit-fur hats and lambswool sweaters, Huling says."
For some reason I cannot load the link, but for me this is my perfect idea of utilising an animal. As much as I like to eat meat and wear leather I also love animals and I don't believe in cruel/inhumane treatment of animals or unneccessary wastage of animals. I would happily support a venture of this kind and wish there were more like them.