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Suzanne Lee "Grows" Whacked-Out Garments from Microbes

By: Tiana Reid - Published: Jul 13, 2010 • References: biocouture
London-based designer Suzanne Lee is a senior research fellow at the School of Fashion & Textiles at Central Saint Martins, who designs clothing out of bacteria. Yup, that's right. For her process, she uses a blend of bathtubs, yeast, bacteria and sweetened green tea. The end product resembles dried animal skin.

Suzanne Lee is part of a research project called BioCouture, which strives to address sustainability in the fashion industry by using a laboratory-grown bacterial cellulose.