The school’s Micro’be’ fermented fashion is made from pieces of organic fabric grown using Acetobacter bacteria. It’s responsible for turning wine into vinegar, but can also be used to create small fibres of cotton-like cellulose as it does for this unique application. The dress’s red hue comes from the fact that red wine was used in the initial fermentation process, but white wine, and even beers like Guinness have been successfully used to produce a wider range of colour options.
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University In Western Australia Grows Dresses From Bacteria
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