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The biological world holds many solutions to our environmental textile challenges. Research into microbial dyes to date has evidenced clear benefits including biodegradability and significant water-saving compared to synthetic dyes. Bacterial colours also work across fibre types without the need for toxic mordanting.

For the past decade we have witness the development of promising microbial dyes research now commercialised at scale. These new dyes offer an alternative to our petroleum-based synthetic dyes.

For textile designers, the application of bacterial colour onto cloth is more than an environmentally-positive technical process, it is a new platform for creativity.

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