Designer Suzanne Lee is developing a kombucha-based material that can be used in clothes and footwear.
From wikipedia :-
BioCouture is a research project using nature to suggest an innovative future fashion vision. Suzanne Lee uses microbial-cellulose (composed of millions of tiny bacteria grown in bathtubs of sweet green tea) to produce clothing. The idea is to ‘grow a dress in a vat of liquid’.
BioCouture has been included in Time Magazine’s annual roundup of The Top 50 Best Inventions of 2010.
Like this indigo dyed jacket.
“Using a symbiotic mixture of sugars, yeasts and other microorganisms which spin Cellulose in a fermentation process”.
The material once spun looks rather like leather and is laid out to dry.
When parts are overlaid in the drying process they knit themselves together forming seams.