« Holding your breath? There's an app for that | Home | Beware of hungry judges »

April 18, 2011

Vat-grown clothing — Just add bacteria to sugared tea


From the Wall Street Journal:


"Since 2004, the BioCouture research project in London has been working to develop an eco-friendly plant-based material — grown in a tea-and-sugar solution [above] using harmless bacteria and cellulose fibers — that can be used as clothing. The material can be cut, dyed and sewn (as in the jacket pictured here), and at the end of its useful life, the garment can be composted."


April 18, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Vat-grown clothing — Just add bacteria to sugared tea :


Me, I look for longevity and durability in my clothing.

Compost-ability is not something that's high on that list.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Apr 18, 2011 5:43:47 PM

To each his own, but I think that jacket is the bees knees ;-)

No, I'm not that old, but I always found that saying cute.

No, I never use that saying, but providence made me use it here!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Apr 18, 2011 4:33:34 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.