Grow Your Own Slimy Dress from Beer!

This is weird: Australian researcher Gary Cass of the Micro 'be' Seamless Wear project and colleagues have perfected the science of making dresses from fermented fabric.

The researchers used bacteria to "grow" slimy dresses from wine and beer!

To ferment fabrics, Cass and his colleagues deliberately let vats of wine go off to produce cellulose.

And to get the shape of a dress, they lifted the layers of slimy cellulose off and laid them over a deflatable doll.

After each dress was complete, they deflated the doll and removed it, leaving the dress intact.

"It's the bacteria that are weaving all these fibres together," says Cass. "We're not using any machines, sewing machines and so forth."

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so, is that the doll in the photo? or just a really queasy model who has to wear fermented slime?

seriously, it's like dawn of the dead. since the clothing is rotting, does that mean that only zombies can wear it?
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