The partners Vienna Textile Lab and Living Colour Collective are two visionary businesses from Austria and The Netherlands with a proven track record of success in the field of microbial dyes. Both companies have known each other for years and sought an opportunity to work together. They decided to apply for the ELIIT Call 2 […]
Announcement – Press Release
Innovation Lab x ALBINI_next – collaborating towards more sustainable practices in the fashion industry
Speed-dating in a biorefinery – part 1
In November we were hosting in our Viennese lab a brilliant young designer and a sustainable colour researcher Julia Kaleta from Amsterdam.
The Ars Electronica Festival Linz 2021: Where microbe enthusiasts meet and look into the future
Our technology and expertise play a vital role in the rise of new aesthetic projects towards sustainable clothing. Here is the review of our Ars Electronica 2021 exhibition visit through the eyes of our founder Karin at one of the world’s most important media art festivals.
On the hunt – A very special calling.
inception in 2017, VTL cooperates with the bacteriograph and bacteria hunter Erich Schopf from Vienna, Austria. Erich has accumulated a huge treasure trove of different, intensely coloring bacteria over 20 years. We invited Erich for an interview to tell us how he discovered his passion for collecting bacteria and what he learned from working with microorganisms.
Rethinking fashion design practices: an interview with Julia Moser on her work with the living organisms
As part of her fashion tech studies at Art University Linz with an MA in textile design, Julia contacted our founder Karin to learn the basics of working with microorganisms.
Coffee, Art and Bacteria in Vienna.
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.