Imagine growing “fabric” in a tank with tea, sugar and bacteria and converting it into a garment.That’s what is presented in this 6 minute video by fashion designer Suzanne Lee.
And she is not the first one to work with this process. Artist Nöle Giulini makes huge puppets and other artwork with home-grown kombucha fibers.
The aesthetics of the “fabric” takes some getting used to, but the benefits for the environment and social implications are astounding.
And once again I ask myself, aren’t the environment and social implications more important than aesthetics?