KAIKU Living Color is a system that creates colors from plant waste – a sustainable alternative to synthetic colors derived from petroleum. The colors in most consumer products are derived from petrochemicals, and as we start to scrutinize everything for its sustainability, pigments are due for a change. Historically colors came from plants and minerals, but with the onset of industrialization, cheap petrochemical colors became the norm, with huge environmental costs. To avoid further ecological devastation, KAIKU transforms waste from everyday foods, like avocados, into a high value resource – pigments you can paint with.
Nicole Stjernswärd is a design technologist educated at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Her work focuses on sustainable innovation for society and the environment, fostered through collaboration with scientists and researchers. Her experience extends across the fields of design engineering, architecture, and product designhttp://www.stjernsward.co/kaiku-living-color