Ready To 'Wear Away' Dress (PHOTOS)

If fashion doesn't last forever, then why should our clothes? That's the philosophy behind the new design of a brown paper bag dress that looks and feels like leather.

A collaboration between couture designer Sylvia Heisel and Paper No 9's Rebecca Cole Marshall, the one-of-a-kind dress is designed to "wear away."

According to TreeHugger, Marshall is known for her work with brown recycled shipping paper.

The way it works? Your body heat and natural wear cause the outer skin to slowly disintegrate, unveiling a secret layer of words of wisdom underneath. With handwritten notes featuring inspirational quotes from legends like Gandhi, Agatha Christie and Oscar Wilde, each section of the dress has its own quote, hidden until it reveals itself after wear and tear.