The dyeing and colouring of materials poses one of the biggest problems in the textile industry. Poisonous dyes, which are harmful both to humans and to the environment, and enormous water consumption during the dyeing process constitute the greatest challenges.
But what could an alternative to traditional methods look like? With her project “Faber Futures: Rhizosphere Pigment Lab”, Natsai Chieza is looking at problems in the textile industry with regard to the dyeing of materials. She is using biotechnology to develop dyes using bacteria on plant roots, which are then used to colour and print on textiles – with fabulously beautiful results. Read more on the Heimtextil Blog.
In the Newsletter "Heimtextil Trends and News" you can find trend-oriented topics of the home textiles industry and we keep you posted about the most important innovations during the run-up to Heimtextil.