Finally, An Authentic 'Tea-Shirt'

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Photo Credit: Imperial College

Coming soon to a store near you - A t-shirt made from 'tea' - And we are not talking something simply dyed with the leaves, but an entirely new material made from the world's favorite drink!

Photo Credit: Imperial College

The amazing cloth is the result of a collaboration between Professor Freemont at London's Imperial College and fashion designer Suzanne Lee, who wished to invent a new green fabric for the fashion industry.

Image Credit: Imperial College

To manufacture the material, green tea, sugar and a number of nutrients are first mixed together to make a soup-like concoction. Bacteria are slowly added to this mixture over the course of few days. As it blends in, it helps create clumps of cellulose that rise to the surface. These are removed and spun into a fabric that is extremely lightweight but has a texture that resembles leather.

Photo Credit: Imperial College

Suzanne who has used the fabric to make a range of clothes ranging from shirts to dresses and even shoes, is tweaking the manufacturing process a little more, after which she hopes to introduce it to the mainstream market.

Sources: telegraph.co.uk,vouchercodes.co.uk, mircrobeworld.org, inewide.com

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  • 0-0skippy0-0
    0-0skippy0-0Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    AWESOME TEA SHIRT IM GONNA DRINK IT WHEN I SEE IT
    • hahaMonday, May 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm
      nice
      • unicat
        unicatSaturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:52 am
        cool!
        • jaecutie101
          jaecutie101Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:26 am
          i LOVE FASHION AND I GET IT
          • the2323
            the2323Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 10:45 am
            I like fashion to
          • AntiniyaWednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00 am
            I don't get it
            • maf613Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm
              wow that's amazing that you can
              • spongebobMonday, September 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm
                id just open lots of tea bags pour them into a jug and then go out side in my togs and pour all of them onto me ta da the best way to make tea clothing.
                • georgiaherrellMonday, September 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm
                  i wonder how that put the tea leaves to create the jacket and is at actually comfortable to were is it the same thickness as a material made jacket????????
                  • lily-kateSunday, August 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm
                    I didnt know that you can make clothing out of tea!!!
                    • AbbyFriday, August 15, 2014 at 8:56 am
                      I love that jacket! :)