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Natural Indigo, Biocolour Project

Arttu Åfeldt & Kirsi Niinimäki

Maija Fagerlund

 

 

Dialogue between tradition and innovation

BioColour -project 2019-2025

Some synthetic textile dyes are toxic for the environment, employees and product users, and may end up polluting waterways. Industrial use of dyes and pigments is currently based on synthetic solutions. The use of natural compounds as colorants has been minimal and even bio-based materials are often being colored with synthetic dyes and pigments. With the advent of interesting new biocolorants, viable alternatives to synthetic colorants can be considered for industrial use.

BioColour research project develops new solutions for biocolorant production, characterization and application. Forest and food industry side streams are investigated as sources for dyes and pigments to foster eco-efficiency. This research also focuses on agricultural sources and microbes which produce colorants. Thus, the aim of the project is to create a colorful palette of yellows, reds, browns, greens, blues and blacks using bio-based dyes and pigments. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland Strategic funding.

https://biocolour.fi/en/frontpage/

 

Jacket and shirt

Arttu Åfeldt & Kirsi Niinimäki

From Autumn to Spring throw

Maija Fagerlund

 

 

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