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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.


I'm Miriam, I'm founder of Pigmento, together with Vincenzo ( my brother and chemist) and Selena ( my sister and designer) we operate in our dye laboratory that used natural pigment. I worked in a fashion company, Vincenzo had just finished his university degree in Chemistry. Together we conducted a study on organic fibres and realized there was no point in using chemical dyes. Basilicata, our little region in the south of Italy, where we come from, has an rich biodiversity than any natural dyes. What we are achieving, we're achieving step by step. We do dream of having a big natural dye laboratory. 

Thanks to the research, an innovative production process has been created in the laboratory, through the use of new instrumentation in the field, which allows for the production of a high quality product at a shorter time. In addition to coloring without harmful effects on health, PIGMENTO also has the function of releasing antioxidant substances, beneficial to the health of the person. During the extraction of the pigment, we also find substances such as polyphenols and flavonoids, natural chemical compounds known for their health properties that are indispensable components of the dye itself.

Risks and challenges

We need of machines that extract natural pigment in large scale. There isn't any risk for this investment because the is it our goal and we want achieve it.

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    Natural Dye Laboratory visits

    You will have the opportunity to experience of extracting pigments from vegetable matrices in our laboratory

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