Scale, Void, Assemblage 001


Natsai Audrey Chieza is a materials designer and the founder of Faber Futures. She envisions how designing with living systems and emerging biotechnologies can be an answer to contemporary challenges of resource scarcity, climate change, and sustainability. Chieza is a pioneer in biopigments for textiles: she dyes textiles with Streptomyces bacteria. Chieza has designed and built custom tools to create graphic textile prints, and produced the first bacteria-pigmented garment Assemblage 001. The development of Assemblage 001 has marked a step towards a fully customisable dyeing process, and a milestone in the creation of in a new resource-efficient biofabrication method for making, colouring and patterning complex textile products.