Designers Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber from Blond & Bieber developed a design-laboratory for textile printing. Their mobile cart has all kinds of flasks and ingredients to produce dyes from microalgae.
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Different types of microalgae produce different colors such as blues, browns or reds. The pigments are mixed into a paste and used with the roller covered with rubber to print patterns on the fabric. Aside manpower and algae, the whole process doesn't require any additional energy .
Blond & Bieber designed some clothes with this printing technique for which they already received several awards. The colors produced by microalgae are not light stable so these outfits evolve in time. While industries have been working very hard to avoid any kind of fading or modification of the colors, with Algaemy Textile, it becomes part of the product life, thus allowing us to create a new kind of connection with our outfits.
You can watch the whole process in this beautiful video: Algaemy - Crafting Our Future Food by Blond & Bieber