Down the rabbit hole 2017-2018

Animal testing happens daily within the 'cosmetics industry' for the sake of beauty. The rabbit, synonymous with cosmetics animal testing as well as a symbol of cruelty-free product. Is a subject of my work.

Dabin has been researching different techniques around the process of 'tufting'.

She adapts the technique to become a more meaningful and slightly unexpected feeling

when touching it.

Instead of tufting with the usual materials such as wool,…, her brooches are made with thin metal wire. The cold and hard characteristics of metal are hidden by the visual soft fur-like aspect. The work becomes deceiving to the spectator.

Jewellery/ Objects
Copper wire, Silver, Stainless steel


(unique number)

Enameled brass/silver
(unique number animal tag)

Cargo Collective 2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles