Dye with the Slime by Piero D'Angelo

The workshop is meant to engage the user with fashion from an innovative perspective where science, technology, and bio-design are combined together. The samples dyed with Physarum Polycephalum points to a more mindful approach to design which cares towards self, community, and nature. A process that won't promote the environment degradation but instead provides a more sustainable option in textile and fashion.

The Workshop

Through this workshop, I would like to provide an alternative approach to fashion where users are able to experiment with living systems like Physarum Polycephalum and dye fabrics. Physarum Polycephalum is a genus of Slime Mould, a unicellular organisms that feeds on bacteria, yeast, and fungi.

The Pigments

The pigments naturally prodced by Physarum Polycephalum are of a vivid yellow colour and will be used during the workshop to dye small textile swatches. It is also possible to turn this living organism's pigments into other colours. This technique could potentially allow the users to produce samples dyed with a broader colour palette and shades.

Benefits

The workshop is meant to engage the user with fashion from an innovative perspective where science, technology, and bio-design are combined together. The samples dyed with Physarum Polycephalum points to a more mindful approach to design which cares towards self, community, and nature. A process that won't promote the environment degradation but instead provides a more sustainable option in textile and fashion.

By Piero D'Angelo

@pierodangelodesign

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