Try on a living shirt

Clothing made with tiny organisms that know when you're sweating.


While many companies are trying to catch the wearable tech wave, the most futuristic movement in fashion might actually be wearable bacteria.

A team at MIT has been coating spandex with a bacterium that reacts to moisture, allowing them to create clothing with flaps that open up when you perspire. The idea of wearing a colony of micro-organisms might not be so appealing at first, but for anybody who’s ever been running on a muggy day, it’s a small price to pay for keeping cool.

This week’s Frandoms are by Sam Rudykoff and Anthea Mislan, CW and AD (respectively) at Fuse Marketing Group.