Sensing ColorLiving Color, a biannual capsule collection with biogenic dyes.
Dyes have always been sourced from oil products. Only a tiny proportion of modern dyes are from natural origin: plant or animal-based substances used for thousands of years. Introducing botech enables biological feedstocks to be converted into competitive dyes. The challenge is to use biogenic dyes, a sustainable dyeing technique that is still in its infancy, aiming towards the future of sustainable textile dyeing. The dyeing process pollutes 20% of industrialised water and creates vast amounts of CO2. Dyes can be toxic to our bodies and the fashion industry desperately needs sustainable dyeing innovators as this is one of its biggest polluters.
With this ongoing collaboration, the partnership will create a biannual capsule collection. The team wishes to produce two basic garments for this Project: A coat and a dress to create a total sustainable look dyed with bacteria, showcasing the potential of this innovative process.
LORETO BINVIGNAT (Germany)
Anima is an ethical and sustainable fashion brand based in Berlin. They use only locally bought, organic, 100% natural, recycled or deadstock textiles. Colour, sustainable and natural dyes are one of the cornerstones of their brand.
VIENNA TEXTILE LAB (Austria)
The Vienna Textile Lab is a startup that produces dyes made from bacteria. This is an alternative to synthetic (petrochemical-based) dyes.