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Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing. The process is fascinating, the results are beautiful (though there's still one minor drawback ...) and the potential is simply stunning.

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Cornelia- I thought this was a joke...now I know what to do with all those scobis I've been tossing into the compost!
Haha, yes, interesting art project! Not entirely functional clothing but a fun use of kombucha bacteria. Are there streams of waste sugar from food processing as she suggests? Because it does seem like this idea brings up the same issue that ethanol does: it takes a lot of agricultural energy to produce the sugar to feed the bacteria. Thanks for posting, Cornelia!




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