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image of an 8ft by 8ft room with two full length shelves stretching across the back wall. these shelves hold a combined six large containers each full of kombucha in varying shades of earth tones. against the right wall there is a desk and chair that looks like someone has been using it as a work space. on the far left wall there are sunglasses, a beret, and a 1/4 scale outfit made of kombucha leather, all on their own shelves.

Fluid Atelier

Grace Klein


Welcome to my workshop! Here I am experimenting with making clothing and accessories from the symbiotic culture of yeast, or the SCOBY, that grows in kombucha. Throughout this year have been adjusting and improving my kombucha recipe to make it optimal for material growth. Sheet by sheet of material I learned what natural ingredients I could use to create different colors, what the SCOBY feels like when the tea in the kombucha is too sweet, how thick each sheet needed to be to make a pliable dried material, and plenty other niche bits of knowledge. Please poke around and ask questions about how this bio-leather could help combat our world biggest polluter.