Synthetic biology entered our homes!!!
Today I want to show you what the products made with microorganisms that Fia showed us in her illustration!
And there was light! For bacteria, these lamps are made with microorganisms, the initiative of Ecovative Design made with Mycelia (which is basically the vegetative part of a fungus).
Another of the materials that can grow thanks to Synthetic Biology are the walls of a house! This is what the HyFi tower looks like, made with mycelia and recycled organic material exhibited in 2019 at MoMA.
And clearly the furniture in the house could also be made with microorganisms, this is the initiative of Ecovative Design that brings a proposal of cozy furniture for a sustainable house.
Microorganisms are also invading the closet, Brewed Protein is a company that makes garments made from protein materials produced from plant-derived biomass using Spiber's proprietary fermentation process. With which there have been numerous collaborations with brands such as Adidas, The North Face and even the designer Yuima Nakazato made a collection with these fabrics for Autumn 2019.
Continuing with the closet, the "ethical leather" could not be absent. This is the idea of the company Bold Threads that offers bags, gloves and shoes made from leather made by engineered fungi.
And we also ferment our shoes, the Genomatica company, in collaboration with some big companies that make shoes to produce BioMylon free of petrochemicals takes old fishing nets, textile scraps and other forms of nylon waste and transforms them into new yarn that is so good. as virgin raw material.
And now let's go to the kitchen, Impossible Food, in which they produce the heme group with yeast to give the flavor of vegetable meat that of an animal, this in response to contamination with ammonia, de-killing, use indiscriminate use of antibiotics and animal abuse in this food industry.
This week I uploaded a first version of the small animation we created with Juliana. It is a recap of all things we can today do with synthetic biology: the list was put down by Juliana as well as the first sketch which served as inspiration for the animation. Next step involves adding a music background or some kind of audio design.
Our collaboration is now half way, and we are discussing about the next steps!