KombuchaCouture

Kombucha Jewelry Couture

Davis, California · 25 Sales

KombuchaCouture

Kombucha Jewelry Couture

Davis, California 25 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome! All Kombucha Couture and Jewelry starts with fermenting tea using a Kombucha mother culture (SCOBY), and then growing baby scobys in individual "nests", or test tubes, using only the finished sparkling pre-fermented tea. Once a scoby has formed on top of the tea and reached the desired size, it is removed from its liquid nest and placed in the sun to dry, using essential oils to protect and nourish.

The texture, size and shape of the culture depend on how long it is grown and in which size nest it was in. Older cultures dry to become more wood like, "middle aged" scobys are being called "vegetarian leather" in European bio couture, and have the texture and pliability of leather, and baby scobys only a week old resemble butterfly wings. Even the most transluscent cultures, with their ethereal, delicate quality are supple and resistant.

Every piece is one of a kind, and is a unique expression of Sacha's passion for fermentation, art, and the body, mind and spirit balance. Garden flowers, vegetal dyes, pigments, beads and jewels adorn the scobys to transform them into living, fermented fashion- a celebration of culture and creation!

Kombucha as a textile is one of the most unique and up and coming materials in the world of fashion design and technology, as it contains the most amount of cellulose known on the planet. Yet it is not a biodegradable plant! The bacteria and yeasts that are contained within the SCOBY produce so much cellulose that researchers from UCDavis are currently studying how to use live enzymes to convert the cellulose to ethanol in new bio fuel research. The cellulose makes the jewelry flexible and not easily torn.

If you are gentle with your Love Your Culture jewelry - it is a dried yet still living and breathing culture - it is very durable. It takes in moisture, and can just as easily release it. If it gets wet, you can simply dry it out like feathers. All pendants are guaranteed reasonable wear and tear. Kombucha jewelry has the spirit of dream weavers and light catchers, many of the jewelry pieces are multi-faceted, and transform in different angles of light. Love your unique, one of a kind Kombucha Jewelry and celebrate culture.

More info at the Kombucha Couture Facebook page and the Sacramento Fashion Week blog: http://sacfashionweek.com/sacha-laurins-kombucha-couture and 2014 SacFW highlights video: http://sacfashionweek.com/sacramento-fashion-week-2014-highlights-video

Announcement

Welcome! All Kombucha Couture and Jewelry starts with fermenting tea using a Kombucha mother culture (SCOBY), and then growing baby scobys in individual "nests", or test tubes, using only the finished sparkling pre-fermented tea. Once a scoby has formed on top of the tea and reached the desired size, it is removed from its liquid nest and placed in the sun to dry, using essential oils to protect and nourish.

The texture, size and shape of the culture depend on how long it is grown and in which size nest it was in. Older cultures dry to become more wood like, "middle aged" scobys are being called "vegetarian leather" in European bio couture, and have the texture and pliability of leather, and baby scobys only a week old resemble butterfly wings. Even the most transluscent cultures, with their ethereal, delicate quality are supple and resistant.

Every piece is one of a kind, and is a unique expression of Sacha's passion for fermentation, art, and the body, mind and spirit balance. Garden flowers, vegetal dyes, pigments, beads and jewels adorn the scobys to transform them into living, fermented fashion- a celebration of culture and creation!

Kombucha as a textile is one of the most unique and up and coming materials in the world of fashion design and technology, as it contains the most amount of cellulose known on the planet. Yet it is not a biodegradable plant! The bacteria and yeasts that are contained within the SCOBY produce so much cellulose that researchers from UCDavis are currently studying how to use live enzymes to convert the cellulose to ethanol in new bio fuel research. The cellulose makes the jewelry flexible and not easily torn.

If you are gentle with your Love Your Culture jewelry - it is a dried yet still living and breathing culture - it is very durable. It takes in moisture, and can just as easily release it. If it gets wet, you can simply dry it out like feathers. All pendants are guaranteed reasonable wear and tear. Kombucha jewelry has the spirit of dream weavers and light catchers, many of the jewelry pieces are multi-faceted, and transform in different angles of light. Love your unique, one of a kind Kombucha Jewelry and celebrate culture.

More info at the Kombucha Couture Facebook page and the Sacramento Fashion Week blog: http://sacfashionweek.com/sacha-laurins-kombucha-couture and 2014 SacFW highlights video: http://sacfashionweek.com/sacramento-fashion-week-2014-highlights-video

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