Talk about a new perspective on fashion: what would you wear if you could grow your shirts, pants and dresses? Not the cotton or linen they’re made from, but the actual clothes themselves?

British fashion designer/researcher Suzanne Lee is asking just that through the BioCouture project. She and her team have grown material similar to vegetable leather from a “sugary green tea solution (mixed with) bacterial cellulose, yeasts and other microorganisms … We can then either use it wet to mold onto a 3D form, like a dress shape, or dry it flat and then cut and sew it into a garment.”