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Fermented Fashion: A New Dress Made of Microbes from Wine. | elephant journal {“Micro’be’ fermented fashion investigates the practical and cultural biosynthesis of clothing—to explore the possible forms and cultural implications of futuristic dress-making and textile technologies. Instead of lifeless weaving machines producing the textile, living microbes will ferment a garment."}

Sydney-based emerging designer Bolor Amgalan, originally from Mongolia, has a passion for juxtaposing textiles and forming sustainability by focusing on zero-waste fashion.

KWA Sustainable knitting: Wool And The Gang Jersey Be Good – Emerald Green #knitwithattitude #MayaKnits

Sustainable Fashion Design - 3D sculptural headpiece made with recycled & manipulated clear plastics; wearable art // Akiko Shinzato, CSM student work 2014

Royal College of Art (RCA) graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya has created a loom that can weave in three dimensions and used it to create a shoe sol...


Fermenting bacteria spinning solid skins, plant stalks interlocking to form home-grown lace, human bone grown bangles: just a small selection of the ideas that are born when textile designers meet biologists, material scientists and physicists. Bridging the boundaries of science and fashion, a series of projects are hoping to revolutionise the textile industry, creating a cleaner future. On average for every kilogram of textiles, 10 kilos of chemicals are used which are extremely harmful.

Vivienne Westwood is renowned for her leading role in ethical and sustainable fashion. She says 'this is not charity, this is work'. Her most recent Africa range provided 7,000 women with work and collaborates with the International Trade Centres Ethical Fashion Programme. This photograph was taken by renowned photographer Jeurgen Teller