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My name is Marika Moskalyk and I'm a Grade 8 student at Marymount Academy in Sudbury, Ontario. Not only do I love science, I also love fashion. I saw a TED talk last summer on BioCouture (, which is a research project by fashion designer Suzanne Lee from London, UK that uses Acetobacter Gluconacetobacter xylinus bacteria to grow textiles. I was amazed at how science could be used to create really cool, environmentally friendly textiles to use to create clothing, and I decided to create an experiment to explore different types of solutions to see which would grow the strongest, thinnest and most interesting colours. I chose blueberries from Sudbury and organic vegetable and fruit waste as sources of extra vitamins for growing bacterial cellulose as my variables. Knowing what I do about renewable resources, and the energy that goes into growing materials for textiles, being able to grow new materials for clothing that are entirely biodegradable, eco-friendly and use minimal energy sources could be revolutionary. My advice is to always pick a subject for your science fair that you are really interested in and that you know you will enjoy exploring. Here's my project video:

Marika Moskalyk

City:Sudbury , ON
School:Marymount Academy
Abstract:My project was all about growing microbial cellulose from a Kombucha green tea solution using Gluconacetobacter xylinus bacteria to be as thin and strong as possible for use as a biodegradable textile, which I call BioFabric. My variables included blueberries and a mixture of fruit & vegetable waste. Growing new materials for clothing that are biodegradable, eco-friendly and use minimal energy sources could be revolutionary.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Junior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 300.00