Clothing Made From Wine

Posted by on June 14th, 2012

A scientist, a winemaker and a fashion designer walk into a bar…

No. Really. They all walk into a bar. The totally not funny but awesome punchline is something called Micro’be’.

During a recent exploration of possible future fabrics and textiles at FNAS Laboratories in Australia.

According to the brains behind this:

“It is very delicate, comprising micro-fibrils of cellulose. The bacteria that caused the spoilage were a colony of Acetobacter, transforming wine into vinegar. The by-product of this activity is the formation of cellulose, a slimy, rubbery, skin-like substance.”

Drinking wine and having clothes manifest on your body could possibly undo thousands of years of tradition of it being the other way around.


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