SUSTAINABILITY: A homegrown mask made from bacteria.

19. May 2020 | Material | via


A microbial cellulose face mask that you can grow in your own kitchen. (Credit: Sum Studio)

According to an article on, Garrett Benisch and Elizabeth Bridges have designed a prototype for an alternative to the N95 mask, which has a polymer-based filter made of artificial nonwoven plastic fibers—the key materials that are the main culprits of the shortage of PPE. The mask that Sum Studio has created offers a more sustainable approach to personal protective equipment.


Xylinum Mask from Garrett Benisch on Vimeo.