Julia Kaleta is a sustainable colour researcher on a mission to create a compendium of shades and tones made with plants and bacteria.
ChangeNOW 2021: Pitching for sustainable planet
Vienna Textile Lab was officially selected among top innovative start-ups to pitch in front of the jury at ChangeNOW 2021, the world’s largest conference with innovations for the planet. There are a ton of brilliant solutions and initiatives addressing the myriad of environmental issues on our planet, like recycling or transitioning to clean energy, but […]
Piecing it all together!
In the last WORTH Partnership project – related blog, we told you the story of the young designer’s
2nd trip to the Austrian capital. Continue reading to find out more about how our cooperation continued and resulted in beautiful fashion pieces even in today’s challenging times.
A miraculous red polenta!
Have you wondered which other colours are there to be found in microorganisms? Let’s have a look at a bacterium that shines bright pink to blood-red. It has intrigued scientists and artists alike for more than a century and has maybe affected human history for much longer!
Bali is a very special place. The people are so kind and immersed in their traditions it was wonderful to see them dancing and the happiness. The climate and the island is amazing. Time feels different there.
CLIX – An incredible experience
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.
The Discovery of Chromobacteria
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.
Connecting the dots
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.
Building Bridges: Fashion & Biotech
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.