We all know by now that fast fashion is taking its toll on our planet’s resources and, subsequently, human wellbeing. There’s a dire need for forward-thinking solutions and the London-based agency Faber Futures, founded by Natsai Audrey Chieza, has a promising one. Its name is Streptomyces Coelicolor: bacteria that can color textiles without toxic chemicals and masses of freshwater.
Project Coelicolor captivated the Index Award jurors not only with its striking aesthetic, but for its immense potential.
Project Coelicolor was featured in Cooper Hewitt's 2019 contemporary design Triennial, Nature.