New York-based fashion designer Suzanne Lee is the founder of Biocouture and Biofabricate. If you’re wondering what ‘biocouture’ is, it’s a futuristic way of growing materials using living organisms and using these for clothing. This is just one of the applications for these materials produced using biological organisms. They can have a wide range of possible uses, such as for the automotive industry, packaging, and consumer electronics. Biofabricate is an annual conference that was founded in 2014 by Lee as a way to foster a spirit of collaboration, knowledge sharing and community building amongst those working in and around the field. The work that Lee is championing and the use of biological materials are an increasingly important part of a sustainable future for the planet.
Location: New York