June 13, 2012

The future of fashion: clothes made of wine

When science and fashion meet, unexpected things can happen. A team from the University of Western Australia has recently unveiled a collection of clothes made from an unconventional material: red wine.

They seem to have added a bacteria to the alcoholic beverage to create a cotton-like substance. So far, the material called ‘Micro be’ was used to create dresses, T-shirts and swimwear. To date, the material can be worn only if it is slightly damp, otherwise it turns into a texture like tissue paper that can easily tear.

However, beyond being practical, these discoveries are meant to develop creativity and to inspire people in different areas, not just in the fashion industry.

Photos:sharpdaily.hk, picalm.com