Kering, Vienna Textile Lab and Albini announce their collaboration

Albini_next, the innovation center of the Albini Group, and Vienna Textile Lab have announced their collaborative project in which they are together exploring the possibility of using microbial dyes for dyeing applications on cotton and other natural fibers. The aim of this joint project is to develop a more sustainable dyeing method for coloring textile products.

This initiative is one of the projects supported by the Material Innovation Lab of the French luxury fashion house Kering.

Albini_next, the innovation center of the Albini Group, and Vienna Textile Lab have announced their collaborative project in which they are together exploring the possibility of using microbial dyes for dyeing applications on cotton and other natural fibers. The aim of this joint project is to develop a more sustainable dyeing method for coloring textile products.

“Our innovation hub is the starting point for reaching new frontiers of innovation, which is only possible by collaborating with realities such as Kering and Vienna Textile Lab. Together we can achieve incredibly high levels of innovation and sustainability, as we do with the transformation of microbial colors into innovative new colorants, a more sustainable alternative to conventional synthetic colors. It’s a long process: it takes time and effort, but together we will achieve unprecedented results,” said Stefano Albini, President of Albini.

“The renaissance of biodegradable, non-toxic and natural dyes has come as we see a growing number of sustainable fashion brands and consumer sentiment impacting the industry. We see ourselves as an “enabler” for all these different sustainability goals. Working with strong industry partners like Kering and Albini helps us understand how our microbial dyes perform on different fabrics. We are learning a lot from our close collaboration and can therefore bring our manufacturing method better and faster to an industrial level,” said Karin Fleck, CEO and Founder of Vienna Textile Lab.

Fibre2Fashion (KD) News Desk