16 Aug '11, 5pm

Imagine a future where we can grow ethical ivory or cruelty-free cross-species fur—straight from a petri dish

Imagine a future where we can grow ethical ivory or cruelty-free cross-species fur—straight from a petri dish

envisions a future where we can grow bespoke "biological textiles" —ethical ivory, say, or a cruelty-free cross-species fur—with little more than cell samples and a petri dish. The London-based designer, a graduate of the Textile Futures program at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design , has just embarked on a three-month residency at SymbioticA in Perth, Australia, where she'll explore the role biotechnology can play in ushering a new breed of luxury, renewable materials.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/amy-congdons-biological-atelier-...

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