Wear me, drink me. Artist creates dress from red wine.
on 11/06/12 at 10:54 amBooze News
In a collaboration with Bioalloy, which carries out research for the University of Western Australia (UWA), Franklin developed the fibrous cellulose fabric by introducing acetobacter – the bacteria used in the fermentation process of turning wine into vinegar – into vats of red wine.
The bacteria produces cellulose, which is chemically similar to cotton, when grown in a solution containing glucose.
Other alcohol, including beer, can be used in place of wine.
Gary Cass of Bioally chanced upon the material while attempting to make a cyborg with self-developing skin.