Would You Wear A Dress Made From Wine?
Welcome to another installment of “When Favorite Things Collide“! Except this time we’re not so sure that we would actually want to own the final product. Ponder it from a distance, though? Definitely.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been hard at work on a textile that essentially grows itself. The process uses Acetobacter bacteria to ferment alcohol like red wine into a cellulose fabric they call Micro’be’. The garments are clingy and completely seamless – and yes, they smell like wine (or retain their bouquet, if you will). You know, just in case you weren’t satisfied with your bottle of “Eau de Cabernet”. Scientists have also fermented the material from white wine and beer, though we imagine a Chardonnay dress would leave little to the imagination.
So, what do you think? Are you prepared to quite literally wear your oenophilia on your sleeve?