Gallery: Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2012 (Vote for the Weirdest!...


Don't even attempt to get the red wine out of this dress. The skintight garment is part of a line of "fermented fashion" derived entirely from the alcoholic beverage. Developed by a group of scientists at the University of Western Australia, the Microb'be' project eschews "lifeless weaving machines" in favor of living microbes, according to Gary Cass, its lead researcher. The resulting material, which comprises microfibers of cellulose, feels like sludge when wet but dries to the consistency of cotton.


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