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Microbiology Dress

Celebrate the beauty of science in this cheerful microbiology dress!  Print features scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cells of yeast (Saccharomyces species) arranged in a butterfly inspired pattern. Species of Saccharomyces yeast are used to make sourdough, beer, wine, fuel, and many medications. It is also a favorite of many biotechnology labs.

This dress was originally made in collaboration with Microbiologist, Inventor and Science Communicator Dr. Anne A. Madden (Pictured wearing the dress in the associated photos) and with images provided by colleagues at Mississippi State University).  

Fabric is durable, opaque, 4-way stretch. 88% poly 12% Lycra. Manufactured and custom printed with eco-friendly inks in USA. Sewn by hand and made to order by artisan tailor in California.  

More about Anne and the Microbe Institute : Democratizing Microbial Discovery For a Better Tomorrow

Working with artists, educators and scientists to discover new species, link research to innovative engagement projects, and use evidence-based practices to facilitate science communication around microbes.

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    1. High Quality Printed Fabric
    2. Individually Made To Order.
    3. Production Time: 2-3 weeks (+ shipping)
    4. Professional 40" length.
    1. Individually Made To Order.
    2. USA: Due to fabric supply delays, dresses ship 3-4 weeks from order date
    3. International: Production: 3-4 weeks + Shipping time: 1-2 weeks
    4. Please confirm size before ordering to help us minimize returns.
    1. High stretch silky finish poly / 17% spandex
    2. Minimal wrinkling — Great for travel.
    3. Machine wash cold. Hang dry.


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Comfortable, great for travel, and it inspires so many compliments!

The design is beautiful with scientists registering it as yeast and the general public often mistaking it for beautiful butterflies. I get SO many compliments whenever I wear this. The material also lends itself to travel (perfect for a scientist on the go!) as it doesn't wrinkle, it dries quickly, and it's light-weight. A perfect dress for doing science in the lab, giving research talks, kicking butt in a board room, traveling the world, visiting a brewery, or lounging about the home in style.