Science Museum: BioCouture

As students at Central Saint Martins, we had the priveledge of meeting Dr. Suzanne Lee - a textile engineer who graduated from the same course. She has been developing her BioCoture project for years, from the lab to the runway. Her fabrics are grown from live yeast cultures which produce a layer of cellulose. Suzanne's BioCouture Demonstrations can be seen live at the Science Museum's Antenna Gallery this week.
'Visitors will be able to see the power of green chemistry at work and decide for themselves whether this intriguing fabric will feature in their wardrobes in the not-too-distant future. They will get the chance to see how bacteria are grown in bioreactors and find out how to engineer bacteria to grow better clothes. Find out what would happen if you wore BioCouture clothes in the rain – and what scientists can do to prevent this'.
Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

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