Textile of kombucha with moss

Studio Samira Boon in collaboration with Biophysics of Photosynthesis Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

For this new substance, named KOMBUTEX, only very universal ingredients are needed: tea, sugar, scoby and water. Bacteria will do the rest. During the fermentation process they make a very tight layer: KOMBUTEX. In dried form, it can replace paper and leather. In a semi wet state it is suitable as a nutrient in the soil, for plants. The mosses are air-purifying, together with the KOMBUTEX they form a new micro ecosystem.