By: Debbie Gross
|Dress made from red wine|
Scientist Gary Cass was inspired to create garments of cellulose, when he noticed a layer of skin like rubber that covers a Cuba of wine that was contaminated with the bacterium Acetobacter (do not worry - it is non-hazardous and non-pathogenic).
Worked with the artist Donna Franklin and used the bacteria to convert the alcohol into a cellulose fabric by pouring and wrapping it against a mold or human body. The resulting material is adhered to the body and is completely transparent.
The duo then successfully created fashion made from fermented red wine, white wine and beers like, all of which retain their natural smell and color. Apparently, the fabric feels like mud when wet and training, but once it is dry the material facts built like a second skin. Since the clothing is made with live germs, the creators have drawn Micro'be Web '.