Fabric from Fermented Wine

UTTU Textiles // Issam Yousef // May 2013

pastedGraphic A group of scientists at the University of Western Australia has produced fabric by letting microbes go to work on wine. The bacteria is called Acetobacter and it was cultured in vats of cheap red wine.

The bacteria ferments the alcohol into fibers that can be extracted and made into clothing.  The problem with there fabrics is that they have a strong vinegar smell as the Acetobacter produce it at the end of the process.

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References

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2012/11/12/eco-fabric-14-strange-and-amazing-textile-innovations/

http://www.ecouterre.com/australian-scientists-create-fermented-fashion-from-red-wine-beer/

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2 thoughts on “Fabric from Fermented Wine

  1. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit,
    but instead of that, this is excellent blog. A great read.

    I’ll definitely be back.

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