My mind is officially blown – Suzanne Lee is making waves – of green tea. This could be the biggest breakthrough in cruelty-free leather to date! Just think – an organic, cellulose-based leather, colored with vegetable and fruit dyes, and patterned with oxidization. The cruelty to animals and ecological devastation inherent in all leather production (including those greenwashed “vegetable-tanned” leathers) can be avoided, and as this technology grows (pun intended) so will the versatility of these cellulose skins. Now that’s a rebel jacket I could put on…

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“Material growth after 10 days showing formation of mat on surface of liquid – bubble is the result of trapped oxygen produced during fermentation process. Mat removed from growth bath after 2 weeks and placed onto wooden board for drying.”

BioCouture aims to address ecological and sustainability issues around fashion.The BioCouture research project is harnessing nature to propose a radical future fashion vision.We are investigating the use of bacterial-cellulose, grown in a laboratory, to produce clothing.- Fashion Futurist

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