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Alive

TITLE: Alive

CREDITS: Giulia Tomasello

YEAR OF INVENTION: 2017

DIMENSIONS:~10×10

DESCRIPTION:

Growing bacteria to dye textiles.

Bacterial dyes as an alternative, or an answer to many questions around the textile and clothing dyeing processes, providing a non-chemical solution and an organic natural cold dye bath. Focusing on one side to the creative living experimentation and on the other side exploring scalability, impact, and outcomes. Including mindful design approaches for sustainable e-textiles and bio-textiles, diving into how biotechnology will change the industry and at the same time benefit the planet. Work in progress – developing, researching and testing bacteria, nutrients, reactors, in order to change the color of the dyed textile within different temperatures or UV light. Experimenting with three elements: Bacteria – Textile – Time.

MATERIALS: White Silk + Bacteria + Agar-Agar + Water

TECHNIQUES: Natural Dyeing – Microbiology –> BioTextiles

REFERENCES AND INSPIRATION:

Chromic Colour Wheel, Sara Robertson – http://etextile-summercamp.org/swatch-exchange/chromic-colour-wheel/

Faber Futures, Natsai Audrey – http://natsaiaudrey.co.uk/

Bio Textiles, Waag Society – http://labs.tcbl.eu/projects/2

LINK: 

TEXTILE ACADEMY BOOTCAMP – http://www.flickr.com/photos/giuliatomasello/albums/72157682503099635/with/33172240243/

 

 


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