The Techtextil Innovation Awards 2019 were just handed out and Trendease was there to follow up with a number of award recipients, such as Picasso, which won for its sustainable solution in natural dyeing processes. The dyes are based on extracts from plants and mushrooms; in this video we see examples with tea leaves. Picasso is a joint venture between the Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI), the Tintex sustainable textiles company, spice and herb producer Ervital, biotech company Bioinvitro Biotecnologia, and the CITEVE textile technology center.

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A 2nd award in the Sustainability category went to I working group comprising Comfil (Denmark), Chemosvit Fibrochem (Slovakia), the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT (Germany), the Technical University of Denmark and Centexbel (Belgium) for BIO4SELF, fully bio-based, self-reinforced polymer composites based on PLA fibres. These composites can be used in the fields of automobile manufacturing, the sports industry and medical technology. Moreover, they contribute to the sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations by promoting the transition to an inclusive green economy.