Loreto here, my background is in Fashion design and art. For the last 10 years I have been developing my multidisciplinary ethical and sustainable practice. This practice converges in my brand ; anima. by loreto. anima. uses only locally bought, organic, recycled or deadstock textiles. My most special garments are dyed using natural, sustainable and innovative dyes.
After many years working with and researching natural dyes I decided to go a step further and take a deep dive into innovative microorganic dyes. I have been working with bacteria dyes for some time now and understand the importance of microorganisms in the future of sustainability in the textile dyeing industry.
With my project- Sustainable Evolution- I look to co-create a series of garments using the technologies available at the Valencia Hub. During January together with AITEX technicians we were working on the co-definition of my project. I will continue to experiment and apply color by mainly using microorganic and potentially some natural dyes in these innovative technologies, thus creating avant-garde garments at the crossroads of design and technology.
I have very recently arrived at the Valencia Hub in Alcoy, where we have already started doing some very interesting dyeing experiments with mordants and algae.
I´m also in the design development and research part of the process, seeing which textiles work best with which dyes.
Also I´d like to share some images from a small adventure I did to the gorgeous Sierra Mariola that is just in the outskirts of Alcoy. There’s always a lot of work but I’m always looking to reconnect with nature.
That’s it for now,
Looking forward to sharing more micro-dyeing adventures soon!