Biotechnology firm Modern Meadow used an engineered yeast to make the material—a collagen that looks like cow leather.
The T-shirt “will change the way you think about leather,” David Williamson, Modern Meadow CTO, tells Plant-Based News. Company CEO Suzanne Lee says the technology aims to explore materials that enable “never-seen-before functionality, aesthetics, and performance possibilities.”
The exhibit is entitled “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” and runs through January 28. A pop-up exhibit is also planned for October 12th in Manhattan’s SoHo district.