Park-based company Colorifix has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious Earthshot Prize 2023 in the category “Build a waste-free world.”
Colorifix uses DNA sequencing and nature’s own colours to create sustainable dyes that reduce the fashion industry’s use of water and harmful chemicals. Colorifix’s natural dyes cut chemical pollution by 80%, and when applied to fabrics, they require far fewer rinses than synthetic dyes, ultimately saving vast quantities of water. Already gaining traction in the fashion industry, Colorifix have ambitions to dye 15% of the world’s clothes by 2030, helping big manufacturers make good on their sustainability targets.
Roz Bird, CEO of Anglia Innovation Partnership, the science park management entity of Norwich Research Park, said, “Great news for one of our amazing businesses at Norwich Research Park working in industrial biotechnology, using nature to help solve the world’s problems! The AIP Team is proud to have Colorifix as part of the business community on the Park and are delighted to see this prestigious recognition for their important work to reduce the textile industry’s environmental impact.”
Learn more about Colorifix and the award on the Earthshot prize website.