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Faber Futures | Experiment no. 1: The Print Room

About this project

This is first collection of textiles to be produced by traditional screen printing using dyes that have been manufactured by bacteria. In this project, Natsai has created a system to ‘train’ bacteria to produce variable pigments as a by-product of their metabolic activity. Following experiments in extraction, enough pigment is produced to screen print directly onto textiles, enabling a new source of raw materials and craft techniques required to one day replace petrochemicals in textile dyeing.

Keywords

biodesign

Disciplines

Textiles, Technology, Printing

Materials

Organic Material, Textiles
Photographer: Photography: Faber Futures
Photographer: Photography: Faber Futures
Photographer: Photography: Faber Futures

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