Bacteria dyes

Algea-based bioplastic samples dyed with bacteria pigments. (FabTextiles, Fab Lab Barcelona, 2018)


The traditional dying process contributes significantly to pollution and results in waste products that find their way into our rivers and oceans. This problem can be solved by researching alternative dying proccesses like the use of bacteria for exemple.


Project : Algea-based bioplastic samples dyed with bacteria pigments.

Janthinobacterium lividum, bacteria pigments extracted by Jessica Dias at the FabTextiles's biolab, Fab Lab Barcelona.
"This strain of bacteria is harmless to the human body and can be found in soils and ponds. The bacteria produces a purple pigment as it grows and can be inoculated directly on fabrics. The pigment can also be harvested and used alternatively, for example, screen printing and bioplastic dyeing." Jessica Dias



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