New Tech : New yarn created from biodegradable bacteria.

Biodesign Challenge winner, yarn out of bacteria.

Students from the Fashion Institute of Technology won the Biodesign Challenge, “a competition in which teams of students from nine leading U.S. colleges and universities created projects that envision future applications of biotechnology”.

The FIT team used novel growing techniques to develop a yarn out of bacteria and fungi, and used it to model an innovative production method for a sustainable alternative to conventional textiles….The resulting textile, though not ready for production, represents a step toward a closed-loop life-cycle system for fashion, as the fabric is not only biodegradable but could be used as a nutrient for growing more materials.

Read more here : FIT Team Wins Biodesign Challenge | FIT Newsroom.

Biodesign yarn.

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