design

Make your own vegan leather fashion

Queensland design students are creating clothing from tea-infused materials.

In a world in which petro-chemicals have a finite life and concerns are growing about the treatment of animals, QUT’s fashion students are creating cutting edge clothes from homemade ‘vegan leather’.

QUT Head of Design Studies and Senior Fashion Studio Lecturer Dean Brough is working with State Library scientist Dr Peter Musk, who heads Australia’s only kombucha bio-textile research program with the Queensland University of Technology.

Their experiments with bio-textiles made from fermented kombucha curds will be on display at CreateX, a festival on Sunday 28 August to celebrate the expansion of QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct, where the public can also make their own kombucha jewellery.

Read more about Kombucha and fashion at QUT.