This work investigates print, colour, and light with bioplastic. While most of the current developments and research within bioplastic focuses on colouring and providing research. This work intends to connect prints, colour, light, and form to show the broader properties that bioplastic can offer.

The aim is to investigate print, colour, and light opportunities on- and in- side bioplastic, with the use of printing techniques such as screen printing, bioplastic colouring techniques, and reflection of colour through light. To maintain a sustainability aspect in the print, only one outline can be used to create multiple prints.

Bioplastic functions as a non-woven material. The intention was to create more vibrant colours compared to the natural dyes currently used. As the project developed, the use of colour gradient became a moreinfluential aspect of the material. By combining colour gradation and prints with bioplastic, it provides the opportunity to make the appearance visually more attractive compared to the current colour palette.

The result shows that bioplastic can have the potential properties to become a valuable product. This is shown through a series of ten examples divided into three groups. Each group displays different aspects ofthe method aimed at showcasing the experimental approach for biop- lastic within the textile design.



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