German artist Diana Scherer, who has been producing superb openwork patterns for several years by constraining and manipulating the root part of various growing plants, is now planning, in partnership with TU Delft, to manufacture usable textiles (for fashion, architecture, furniture design etc.) and which would keep these delicate braided or spiral patterns. A textile by definition natural that would grow on its own underground. The constraints are strong, probably not in our cabinets for a few years.
Diana Scherer's website, to see urgently, here