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The textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world. Thanks to the rise of fast fashion, textile waste is filling our landfills -- and often the materials are made up of harmful petroleum-based chemicals left over from the dyeing process. But what if we could dye textiles with pigment produced by bacteria? That’s what designer Natsai Audrey Chieza decided to do. Streptomyces coelicolor is a bacteria that can grow directly on silk, and each colony produces a unique pigment. With enough cells, you can dye an entire cloth like the one pictured here. The result is bright and vibrant color created without the use of any chemicals. “You can start to see how imaginative and inspiring modes of making exist in nature that we can use to build capacity around new bio-based industries,” says Natsai. “Biotechnology is going to touch every part of our lived experience.” To see more of @faberfutures’s work and learn how the process works, watch her #TEDTalk at go.ted.com/bacteriafashion

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@keke_train_n_bake

2017.12.03. 20:52
@dhoriane_mondesir this may be an interesting talk for you?

@peekaboomediaco

2017.12.03. 21:09
If you are entrepreneur you will love our last post! 🔥🔥

@kayadorey

2017.12.03. 21:16
Whoaaaa! This is unreallll @growing.up.westcoast!

@smog_illustration

2017.12.04. 00:10
😢

@matildesrodrigues

2017.12.04. 02:54
@constanca.entrudo

@peekaboomediaco

2017.12.04. 19:04
If you are an entrepreneur you will love our last post 🔥

@by.b.o.s.s

2017.12.04. 19:12
oooooOOOooooooo. ..

@resiliencemot

2017.12.04. 19:13
@earth_self 😍 podcast worthy

@vilma.usaite

2017.12.04. 19:54
Wow..

@the_entrepreneurs_playbook

2017.12.04. 21:45
cool idea

@murray_buchanan

2017.12.04. 22:45
Perhaps an @adanna_photographs and @sarah_jf14 collab? Fashion and frog studies combined.

@sarah_jf14

2017.12.04. 22:50
@murray_buchanan @adanna_photographs so cool let's do it 😁

@lasepnutrition

2017.12.05. 01:29
All of you reading this post check out @pinatex Piñatex is a natural leather alternative made from cellulose fibres extracted from pineapple leaves!! How great is that!

@tambammy

2017.12.05. 02:47
@missjannnny

@poo.poohead

2017.12.05. 04:54
@anushka.a26

@pinatex

2017.12.05. 11:18
@lasepnutrition thank you for sharing the story of Piñatex®️! Carmen who developed it has actually done a few @ted talks also - have you heard them? 😄💚🍍

@trisdauvergne

2017.12.05. 12:29
@peteyjdunn

@peteyjdunn

2017.12.05. 12:44
Oooooo interesting @trisdauvergne ... at least I know now that I need to grow bacteria when my job becomes obsolete

@mama_magda

2017.12.05. 16:36
@sabrinabisaga

@lasepnutrition

2017.12.05. 19:10
@pinatex 😁 I must see her tedtalk now!

@lamb_tayy

2017.12.06. 04:25
@dalycebryant

@miracucek

2017.12.06. 09:03
Thought of you when I watched this ✨😊@intentjournal

@shalghu

2017.12.06. 11:19
A Genius!

@toriaredwood

2017.12.06. 11:46
@jordanahalperin This made me think of you and our discussions on that long-ago hike! Hope everything is good your end of the world 🌎😊x

@jordanahalperin

2017.12.06. 15:00
@toriaredwood thanks for sharing!! Pretty dope

@trashy.pics

2017.12.06. 15:59
@zerowastedaniel

@knourdette_35

2017.12.06. 17:23
Nice!

@bowties.by.racsoj

2017.12.06. 21:54
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

@ignatiusp

2017.12.07. 00:05
@kaylamhitt

@kaylamhitt

2017.12.07. 00:53
Omg thank you!!! @ignatiusp I️m gonna watch this

@chanelsteven

2017.12.07. 10:23
The cutest :grinning:

@priscilakalil

2017.12.09. 16:28
@inahestefanio sua cara isso!

@designac

2017.12.10. 00:10
Not just fashion but retail and exhibit signage. At least in Australia and it goes to landfill. It is something, to be honest, I gave up on trying to find a solution for. So, dear internet, if anyone knows of a programs/business-model that successfully recycles fabrics please let me know.

@lotsdive

2017.12.12. 13:05
Awesome 💦🐬🔱🐬💦

@lotsdive

2017.12.12. 13:06
@designac google it - you will find all sorts of creative options being carried out by incredibly talented people!!💦🐬🔱🐬💦

@diana_dolyon

2017.12.14. 13:34
I love biotechnology for this kind of solutions!

@diana_dolyon

2017.12.14. 13:36
Btw, who knows the resolution of scandal with H&M when they burned clothes to not to sell them at discount or donate?

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