Thursday, January 5, 2012


When author Suzanne Lee met Dr David Hepworth—a biologist and materials scientist—in 2003, their conversation led to an amazing concept in fashion: one that emerges fully-formed from a vat of liquid.

The raw material for BioCouture is bacteria that spin microfibrils of pure cellulose during fermentation. The resulting layer can be harvested and dried then molded on a 3D form or cut and sewn like normal fabric.

As well as presenting the beginnings of an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic fabric manufacture, the garments Suzanne creates show once again how science and art can intermingle. View the Biocouture blog here.

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