Diane Pham

Designer Suzanne Lee "Grows" a Wardrobe From Bacteria

by , 07/11/10

BioCouture, Suzanne Lee, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style, London, bacteria, eco-textiles, sustainable textiles

Being cutting edge in fashion means creating hot new looks that will get heads to turn. Here is one designer who’s taking this idea to a whole new level by branching out into a frontier you’d never expect to see a fashionista. With a little help of a microbial brew of yeast, bacteria, and several cups of sweetened green tea, U.K. designer Suzanne Lee is creating “fabric” from bacteria! Designed for life by life, this pulsating concoction brings forth fibers that will sprout and propagate, eventually resulting in thin, wet sheets of bacterial cellulose that can be molded into a dress form. What’s left is a canvas that can be bleached or even stained with fruit and vegetable dyes.

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