Gallery: Dahea Sun’s Cabbage-Dyed Dresses Change Color to Indicate Rain’s...

Photos by Hee Woong Park

The last time we caught up with Dahea Sun, the Central Saint Martin's textile student was developing a set of dyes that responded to acidity levels in rainwater. Using water-soluble pigments known as anthocyanins, commonly found in red cabbages, blackberries, and eggplant, Sun was able to use her "Rain Palette" to help people visualize air quality at a glance. In collaboration with Gayeon Lee, who's pursuing a master's degree in womenswear, Sun created a series of silk garments that combines artisanal techniques such as knitting, crochet, and embroidery with realtime environmental data.

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One Response to “Dahea Sun’s Cabbage-Dyed Dresses Change Color to Indicate Rain’s pH”

  1. Fashionotes says:

    What an amazing idea! I love the combination of fashion insight and environmental concern. Truly inspirational!

    Caitie at

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