Research blog


The  golden phoenix collaboration

Golden dyed peace silk dress with biopolymer sequins made from algae that is coloured with leftover dye baths.


Avocado Pit Dyed Wood

There is more to avocado pits than dyeing textiles, it can also coat wood in pink.

Nikolett Madai Kitchen waste workshop- s

kitchen waste dyeing



Household kitchen waste of pomegranate peels, avocado pits and peels used as homemade DIY dyes.


turmeric peel capsule collection

The dyes created from juice processing by-product of turmeric are showcased in a capsule collection. 

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Atlas of sustainable colour(s) collaboration

Turmeric peel dye swatches featured in a swatch book exploring regional alternative dyes to synthetics. 

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avocado pit vs peel dyes

A colour comparison of avocado pit and peel dyes applied onto the same textiles.


pomegranate peel dye

Pomegranate peel dye experiment with alum mordanted GOTS cotton textiles.

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turmeric peel dyes

The bJuice R&D partnership continued with their ​juice processing
by-product of turmeric turned into textile dyes.


turmeric peel dye variaties

The turmeric peel dye research has been extended to protein textiles and mid weight cellulose textiles.


avocado kitchen waste

diy dyeing

Learn Dyeluxe's 10 easy step guide on how to turn your household avocado kitchen waste into textile dyes.


pomegranate peel

as a mordant

Pomegranate peels contain naturally tannins, making them good substitutes for other natural tannins.


juice processing

by-product dyes

An R&D partnership with bJuice about dye pigment extraction from their juice processing

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