Colorifix's Sustainable Dye Fermentation Technology Using Agri-waste - Sustainable Textiles Launchpad @E2expo
Colorifix converts agricultural waste products into dyes using microbes, reducing the water and energy required to produce the dyes. Colorifix aims to cut the toxic chemicals and resource-intensive requirements of the dyeing industry by using microbes such as Cyanobacterium. Colorifix uses synthetic biology, removing the need for harsh chemicals in the creation or deposition of dyes.
Colorifix Technologies consists of a multi-disciplinary team spanning bioinformatics, synthetic biology and textiles, as well as business administration, development and management. The company has developed a way to make the production process more efficient than other companies developing similar technology. While normal methods require water and chemicals to isolate dyes from the microbes and to dye the textiles, Colorifix puts the microbes into the textile directly, where they dye the material without needing any isolation steps.