Grow your own clothes
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Manx students grow their own clothes from bacteria

A group of students from the Isle of Man have been growing their own clothes using a recipe of green tea, sugar and bacteria.

Millie Barrow, Emma Howard, Annabell Jose and Grace Harrop have been spending months growing the items from scratch.

Millie Barrow, 16, said: "The clothes are made from a cellulose mat (kombucha) which is grown from the solution and when you're bored the clothes are completely de-compostable."

The Queen Elizabeth II pupils won their heat of the National Science and Engineering Competition after presenting their innovative material and a category in the Observer Ethical Awards.

  • 08 Jul 2013