Living Colour dyes textiles with pigment-producing bacteria. The biodesign project investigates an alternative to hazardous textile dyes and a new natural aesthetic. For Design to Fade, Living Colour partnered with PUMA to design and create the world's first sportswear dyed with bacteria.
The capsule collection - designed for PUMA's annual biodesign exhibition during Milan Design Week - consists of six pieces of clothing, four pairs of shoes and socks. Although the project has not yet reached a commercial stage, it is an important step in PUMA's sustainable future. This proof of concept shows the possibilities of biodesign. It is not a utopian concept, it is here and it is real.