Biocouture: Designer Suzanne Lee on growing your own clothes
7 June 2012 Last updated at 07:01 BST
Suzanne Lee has developed a novel approach to fashion design - she grows her own materials.
The designer came up with the idea when researching a book about how fashion would look in 50 years time.
Using a recipe of green tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast she is able to 'grow' a material which she describes as a kind of "vegetable leather".
She explained her working method to BBC News, at her workshop in south London.
Video produced by Dougal Shaw