Currently doing some research on "smart textiles" (more details on that later!) and I happened to find this really captivating project: BioLace

"‘BioLace’ is a speculative design-led research project that investigates the intersection of synthetic biology and textile design to propose future fabrication processes for textiles.  The motivation behind this research lies in the hypothesis that living technology can foster a new approach to address some of the key sustainable challenges of the 21st century." Carole Collet