Material

Seaweed

By

Made in

Biodegradable 236 Circular 220 Dye 47 Ink 19 Pigment 49 Plant-based 172 Textile 94 Vegan 89 Seaweed 14

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Photos: Hannah Breaken, Nienke Hoogvliet

Sea Me Research

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio founded by Nienke Hoogvliet and Tim Jongerius, for material research and experimental and conceptual design. Their projects draw attention to social or ecological problems caused by the textile, leather and food industries amongst others.

Taking into account all that seaweed can provide, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet started to research the pigments that marine algae can produce. The natural textile dye made from seaweed offers a wide range of colours; each species of seaweed can reach various hues. Nienke Hoogvliet coloured textiles into greens, browns, greys and even pinks and purples. Dyeing with marine algae is a similar process as with dyeing land plants and achieving optimal results with dyeing, is often a matter of trial and error.

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Ingredients

Seaweed

Credits

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

Physical samples

  • 0091-1

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