Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast

Biofabrication: From Fungi to Fashion

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What if we could grow our own clothes?

Suzanne Lee is a fashion designer who works closely with engineers, biologists, and material scientists to do just that.

In this episode of Create the Future, we speak with Suzanne about biofabrication, a process that creates sustainable alternatives to materials like plastic and leather by engineering with life, not taking from it. We hypothesise the future applications of biofabrication in the construction of Mars habitats, discuss the ecological benefits of the technology, and explore the challenges of using bacteria, fungi, cellulose, and silk in the creation of everything from biodegradable packaging to artificial tissue.

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