KombuchaCouture

Kombucha Couture- kombucha textile, clothing & jewelry

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KombuchaCouture

Kombucha Couture- kombucha textile, clothing & jewelry

Davis, California | 56 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome! All Kombucha Couture fabric, clothing and jewelry starts with fermenting tea using a Kombucha mother culture (SCOBY), and then growing sheets of bio cellulose that can be sewn together as you would leather. The fabric can be grown in various thicknesses toreached the desired size, and is then 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 textile depends on how long it is grown and in which size nest it was in. Older cultures dry to become tougher and can be used for shoes, belts and clothing accessories, "middle aged" scobys grown for a month 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 of fabric 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.

Kombucha Couture fabric absorbs moisture, and can just as easily release it. If it gets wet, you can simply dry it out like feathers. All pendants and earrings 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 Couture and celebrate culture! Free quotes for custom clothing are available by messaging Sacha through this site, and sample kits of kombucha fabrics are available for purchase. If you would like to purchase larger quantities of a particular kombucha Couture fabric, prices range from $30-$50 per yard (width 20”).


More info at the Kombucha Couture Facebook page, www.kombuchacouture.com

Paris Fashion Week interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdjvxxWUBo

Paris Fashion Week clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQQ8vTHJNcs&t=9s

2018 video- international coverage: http://zoomin.tv/video/#!l/eng_gb/latestvideos/836086

2018 ABC segment- international coverage: https://www.facebook.com/katunews/videos/1565068860226500/

National Geographic 2017: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/05/explore-kombucha-dress/

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2019

Welcome! All Kombucha Couture fabric, clothing and jewelry starts with fermenting tea using a Kombucha mother culture (SCOBY), and then growing sheets of bio cellulose that can be sewn together as you would leather. The fabric can be grown in various thicknesses toreached the desired size, and is then 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 textile depends on how long it is grown and in which size nest it was in. Older cultures dry to become tougher and can be used for shoes, belts and clothing accessories, "middle aged" scobys grown for a month 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 of fabric 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.

Kombucha Couture fabric absorbs moisture, and can just as easily release it. If it gets wet, you can simply dry it out like feathers. All pendants and earrings 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 Couture and celebrate culture! Free quotes for custom clothing are available by messaging Sacha through this site, and sample kits of kombucha fabrics are available for purchase. If you would like to purchase larger quantities of a particular kombucha Couture fabric, prices range from $30-$50 per yard (width 20”).


More info at the Kombucha Couture Facebook page, www.kombuchacouture.com

Paris Fashion Week interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdjvxxWUBo

Paris Fashion Week clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQQ8vTHJNcs&t=9s

2018 video- international coverage: http://zoomin.tv/video/#!l/eng_gb/latestvideos/836086

2018 ABC segment- international coverage: https://www.facebook.com/katunews/videos/1565068860226500/

National Geographic 2017: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/05/explore-kombucha-dress/

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