At first glance, food and fashion may have very little to do with each other, except that maybe green kale drinks are all the rage at fashion week. But peel back the layers, and there are many intersects between the two worlds that make food and fashion have a lot in common.
Consider the most logical connection, that we must keep ourselves fed, and we must keep ourselves clothed. On the flip side, both have their levels of vanity – I mean, that cold pressed juice you’re carrying around is practically a fashion accessory. If we look at both through the lens of sustainability, it even starts to become clear that if you care about where your food comes from, the logical next step is to care where your clothes come from too.
We found nine interesting projects that intersect both the food and fashion industry that made us consider how consciousness has some potential new allies not just in fashion.
1. Growing Fabric
Suzanne Lee is a pioneer of sustainable fabrics. While most sustainable designers are cutting into and sewing cotton, linen, silks or recycled polyester, Lee has made her own fabric thanks to a vat of kombucha. But she’s not just focused on the effervescent drink. Now as the Creative Director at Modern Meadow, she is working on things like growing leather from bovine cells.
And while that may take a good scientific lab, even the average consumer interested in more sustainable fashion can grow their own fabric at home, as easy as brewing a batch of kombucha, then drying the thick culture that develops at the top. Once it has dried, this microbial cellulose can be cut and sewn into whatever you want.
Microbes never looked so cool…
To read the full article by Anna Brones, go here.