In January 2018 the Vienna Textile Lab’s founder and CEO Karin Fleck was pitching in front of political leaders of the United Arabian Emirates in Abu Dhabi.
Coffee, Art and Bacteria in Vienna.
Following our introduction to natural sources of dyes, let’s take a closer look at a specific example: a long-known family of purple bacteria called Chromobacterium. Read along to find out how it was discovered and where to find it.
Across the EU, startups, small companies or projects at the intersection of design and technological innovation are on the rise. Despite the fact that networking and finding others with similar visions out there seems to be easier in the digital age, the EU fosters multisectoral thinking and internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in a number of ways.
In June 2019, Vienna Textile Lab attended the sixth annual innovation summit of Wear It Berlin, an event dedicated to wearable technology. Conferences like these can be a crucial turning point for start ups, as they have the power to assemble people who share visions, interests, ideas and sparks.
Natural dye resources are generally associated with plants, flowers, fruits, some people might think even beyond that. Latest developments in biotech research, however, add algae, fungi and bacteria to the list of resources for natural, biodegradable pigments.
On 5th and 6th November 2018, the Green Chemistry Conference assembled over 200 scientists, entrepreneurs and policymakers in Vienna who had one thing in common: pushing innovative green-tech forward.
Last year Vienna Textile Lab got the opportunity to participate in a program called ClimateLaunchpad which is a professional competition platform for special business ideas.
Bacteria were first discovered and scientifically studied in the 17th century, and although many hundred years have passed since then, and much has been done in research and science, it is believed that the majority of bacteria found on our planet are neither known nor described.