It’s Aliiiiive! These Clothes Were Made by Bacteria

February 12, 2014 | Andy Cush

Microbes: huge in 2014. In the video below, from Dezeen, Suzanne Lee of the company BioCouture explains how she makes clothing out of bacteria. So far, she’s making jackets and shoes out of a material called bacterial cellulose. They’re quite nice-looking.

“What we have right now are living organisms making us materials, but then the organism is killed and the material just exists like any other,” Lee Says in the video.

“But I can imagine we will eventually move towards the material itself being living while it’s on you, and having a direct relationship to your whole body in this happy micro-biome environment, and perhaps diagnosing and treating, nourishing in some way the body surface so becoming part of your well-being.”