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(Archive) KAIKU Living Color

The sustainable plant waste alternative to synthetic colors.

This project was part of DDW 2019
KAIKU‚Äôs system converts plant waste into pigments. ‚ÄĒ ¬© Nicole Stjernsw√§rd

KAIKU Living Color is a system that creates colors from plant waste – a sustainable alternative to synthetic colors derived from petroleum. KAIKU transforms waste from everyday foods, like avocados, into a high value resource – pigments you can paint with.

Today, color comes in convenient packages from far away places, but as we start to scrutinize everything for its sustainability and circularity, why aren’t we caring about color? Nowadays almost all colors used in mass-manufactured products and p

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KAIKU's pigments are biodegradable and recyclable. ‚ÄĒ ¬© Nicole Stjernsw√§rd

It can be used in materials like agar bioplastics. ‚ÄĒ ¬© Nicole Stjernsw√§rd

Every batch of pigment is unique in hue. ‚ÄĒ ¬© Nicole Stjernsw√§rd

KAIKU's system is a scalable solution.