The Morphotex Dress is one of three garments by Sgro constructed using Morphotex fabric, a world first in structurally coloured fibre technology developed by Teijin Fiber Japan. Morphotex is created using structural colour, rather than pigmentation, eliminating the highly toxic process of industrial fabric dying. The Morphotex Dress demonstrates the possibilities of engaging technological solutions to the problem of textile waste; encourages dialogue around the issue of sustainable fashion; and links biomimicry, an emergent practice within the field of sustainability, to fashion design.
The Morphotex Dress has been recognised as an exmplar of sustainable fashion, as evidenced by its purchase for permanent collections by the London Science Museum, Biomimicry Europa and Taiwan Science Education Center (TSEC). It has been the subject of numerous publications, and has been exhibited globally, including at Trash Fashion: Designing out Waste at the Antenna Gallery, Science Museum London (2010-2011); FashionWare SXSW in USA (2011); biomimicry exhibitions at the Renault Technocentre Paris (2012); TSEC Taiwan (2016-2023); State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe Germany (2015); and Twentsewelle Museum The Netherlands (2016).