LIVING COLOUR

Living Colour is a biodesign research project exploring the possibilities of natural textile dyeing with bacteria that produce pigment.

We are exploring an alternative to toxic synthetic textile dyes. The pigments found in some bacteria are biodegradable and friendly to humans, animals and the environment. We investigate optimum growth conditions for bacterial pigments, ways to speed up the growth process and the possibilities of growing bacteria in patterns by subjecting them to sound frequencies.

Growing bacteria as a dye factory can lead to a more sustainable way to colour the world.

Meet the designers

LAURA LUCHTMAN

Textile & Surface Designer and studio owner at Kukka

ILFA SIEBENHAAR

Freelance Fashion Designer

LIVING COLOUR PUBLICATION

Read more about our cymatics research project and dyeing process in this open-source publication, available for free on Issuu.

THE FUTURE OF LIVING MATERIALS

Watch the video of our project The Future of Living Materials, in collaboration with ArtEZ CoE Future Makers and Wageningen University & Research.

News

FUTURE FABRICS EXPO

NEONYT BERLIN

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2018

FUTURE FASHION PIONEERS

COLOUR MATERIALIZED

CORPORATE FASHION AWARD