Biofabricated Ecotextiles
Biodegradable materials

Utilizing leftover SCOBYs from previous research activities, this project demonstrates the sustainable potential of materials grown through fermentation processes. The base material is derived from sweet tea and sugar, providing a foundation for the growth of bacterial cellulose.

Through various post-processing techniques, including the introduction of natural colorants such as beet roots, additives like coconut oil and beeswax, exposure to heat or the incorporation of other organisms like molds, the materials undergo transformative treatments. These interventions result in a diverse range of colors, textures, and finishes, reflecting the creative possibilities inherent in biofabrication processes.