LONDON (Reuters) - Fashion designers at a British university have unveiled a piece of clothing with live bacteria that will help overcome the troublesome body odor problem.
Innovation designer Rosie Broadhead explained that Skin 2 is a light gray-like piece of clothing and sleeves, containing useful bacteria that reduce odors from the body.
"Sweat is not what causes body odors, but bacteria," she said. "So we have introduced beneficial bacteria into the fabric to allow useful microorganisms to help reduce odors."
"This change in microorganisms is linked to the reduction of body odor, promotes cell regeneration and is really beneficial for skin immunity," she added.
Brodehead developed Skin 2 as a graduate course at the Central St Martins University of Art in London. She collaborated with Belgian Chris Kalevert, a microbiologist at the University of Ghent.
Brodhead and Calvert plan to introduce innovation to the market, and Brohid hopes to design a sportswear collection using the same technology.