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Clothes in space

We are developing green technology to produce clothes in space using algae and kombucha bioreactors with full water and nutrient components reusability. Our technology will be applied in daily life here on Earth to reduce pollution in food and drinking water caused by textile fibers released after each clothes wash in washing machines. We have just submitted a patent application in collaboration with the Chemistry Department at Jagiellonian University.


Our prototype was tested during the lunar analog mission SPECTRA in the habitat Lunares in 2018:

SPECTRA mission tests

This is how we make clothes and reuse them, first as filters, then solid materials, which are decomposed by insects, plants, and fungi.

Process of making clothes


More information in the scientific publication: "Hydrogel bacterial cellulose: a path to improved materials for new eco-friendly textiles" download