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UK Designer Grows Clothes From Bacteria

July 12th, 2010 07:19 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Experimental UK designer Suzanne Lee ‘grows’ clothes from bacteria. She has developed a method for growing clothing from yeast, a pinch of bacteria, and several cups of sweetened green tea. From this microbial soup, fibers begin to sprout and propagate, eventually resulting in thin, wet sheets of bacterial cellulose that can be molded to a dress form. As the sheets dry out, overlapping edges ‘felt’ together to become fused seams. When all moisture has evaporated, the fibers develop a tight-knit, papyrus-like surface.”

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