Nature generates a wide array of colours without polluting water or causing any ecological damage. In the absence of hazardous solvents, microorganisms produce compounds that are synthesized in industrial settings today. Rather than exploiting resources, the goal is to integrate the production of Bio- dyes into a circular system that works in harmony with natural ecology. Microbes are now the solution to natural coloration. This universe of microorganisms contains an infinite number of colours and possibilities. Collaboration with microorganisms will allow us to create natural colours that are both bright and environmentally benign.
The project revolves around designing with microorganisms and is driven by the core comprehension of finding alternative dyeing answers for textiles and material industries worldwide. The examination is tied in with extracting colors from bacterial sources; which go about as a sustainable coloring technique. Along with lively shades, these naturally sourced pigments are likely to have antimicrobial, antiviral, and anticancer properties. Hence extending their utility as a pigment as well as that of the fabric/ garment. If the present color system needs to be changed, then boundaries need to be pushed. New conversations have to emerge and the need for a multidisciplinary group arises. An amalgamation of science and design is the key to this project, which is practice-based research focused on creative potential. The diversity that it holds is the intersection where the future begins. This exploration shall help bring these colors to the world; to create a colorful world for humans and the ecosystem; to make it a better place to live for all.
Biodesign, Colour Systems, Microbial Dyes, Pigment Biosynthesis, Sustainable dyes