Colorifix is a UK based biotechnology company that has pioneered the first entirely biological process to produce, deposit and fix pigments onto textiles. Using a synthetic biology approach, it offers a radically different solution to incumbent dyeing technologies that entirely cut out the use of harsh chemicals and leads to huge reductions in water consumption.

We seek to copy Nature’s own blueprints and via DNA sequencing, we work out how Nature encodes the instructions to make a pigment in living organisms. We then translate that message into our engineered microorganisms and grow colour, using fermentation techniques similar to producing beer. In doing so, we dramatically reduce the use of chemicals, water and energy. Colorifix is therefore working towards building a waste-free world and reducing Fashion’s footprint.

We believe that for an impact solution to be truly scalable, it has to be environmentally, financially and socially sustainable. Our model is therefore designed to cause the minimum amount of social disruption possible whilst reducing the environmental footprint of the textile industry.

Headquarters: Norwich

Founded in: 2016