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TRYIT // Growing and Making Vegan Leather Fashion

December 5, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kombucha is becoming more common these days, especially as a drink that’s touted for its health benefits. But, what about turning this resource into a sustainable, alternative material?

Over the past two years we’ve had great success developing methods for growing, preparing and using Kombucha pellicle; using it as a novel material for innovation in sustainable fashion. You may have seen the recent QUT exhibition, read Alex’s guest blog post, or read one of the other 19 articles on our website.


In this 2-hour TRYIT workshop, we’ll introduce you to the methods developed to grow, treat and manufacture Kombucha pellicle. Not only will you prepare a viable culture of Kombucha, you’ll also take a sample home for further experimentation, using the recipes and know-how you’ll pickup in the workshop.

That’s step one and two complete: Grow and prepare. Now, it’s time to make!

We’ll walk you through our methodologies for post-harvest treatments of wet and dried pellicle (including moulding, drying, dyeing, sewing and gluing). And then, using prepared material and a simple pattern, you’ll cut and make a sample shoe to take home.


Would you like to know more about TRYIT and how this workshop series came about? Check out this past blog post.


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December 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Edge
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU