The textile industry can and must be cleaner. In recent years there has been a lot of attention for recycle, a good start, but there is belief in local and the use of the total product. In recent years, designer Nienke Hoogvliet has worked on the traditional way of making seaweed paint for textiles.

May 2021 to September 2022

What now?

In this project it will become clear which textile paint can be made from brown seaweed by applying different methods and it will be investigated which are suitable for upscaling.

This research is carried out in collaboration between Seaweed Yarn & Dye, Dorable Colors and CoEBBE. Student projects for ATGM students are included. These partners have the facilities, knowledge and competence to make this information understandable. The results are made visible, among other things, by designing a color map.

The central point is that the seaweed dye must improve a raw material and production problem in the textile industry. The paint must become accessible to the entire textile industry and thus contribute to a cleaner environment and “healthier” clothing.

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