Clothes made of wine and beer? It sounds too good to be true.
The University of Western Australia is on to something! They're growing garments from different types of booze!
Why? Because the alcohol helps to achieve color variations, because just one color would be too boring!
Unlike the vegetable leather we previously mentioned, these garments don't even need to be sewn! They grow right onto the mannequin. AND, they're eco-friendly too!
The few drawbacks to these are that they will make you smell like an alchy, and will feel like "sludge" if you get them wet. Gross! We're all for going green, but this may be a bit much.
Would U wear this trend?? Check out more photos (below).
[Image via Bioalloy.]
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Designers certainly are getting creative with their materials these days!
After researching what fashion would look like in 50 years and chatting with a biologist about growing a garment, London-based designer Suzanne Lee has come up with a completely biodegradable fabric called vegetable leather.
The fabric is made out of green tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast and takes about two weeks to grow. Once the process is completed, the "fabric" can be moulded, dried, cut and sewn to be used like any other fabric.
The only downside is the fabric will eventually harden or even rot after 5 years, but according to Lee "you can compost it down with all your other vegetable peelings."
Awesome! A little gross, but still awesome.
Check out the process (above) and let us know what U think!
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