Panorama Fabrics SUNKOLOR – makes the invisible visible

SUNKOLOR makes the invisible UV radiation visible through an immediate, reversible color
change in the textile. This raises awareness in dealing with the sun in these times of climate
change and at the same time gives the opportunity to enjoy the sun again to the fullest.

SUNKOLOR, developed by Panorama Fabrics, is an innovative technology directly
incorporated into a yarn. It makes UV radiation visible through a change in color and can be
processed into various textile products due to its yarn properties. The effect requires neither
electricity nor external sensors. The focus is on the development of smart add-ons that can
be integrated into existing products and thus reach as many users as possible. These are
supplemented by fashion showpieces that use large-scale designs to raise awareness of the
issue of UV radiation. The technology itself is always produced as a mono-material, which is
the basis for recyclability at the end of the life cycle.


Behind Panorama Fabrics are designers and founders Gabriela Kapfer and Karina Wirth,
who specialize in the research and product development of climate responsive textiles.

SUNKOLOR-CONCEPT SUIT in collaboration between Panorama Fabrics and the fashion label OBS

Made in Germany
by Panorama Fabrics
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The SUNKOLOR Museum Ribbon of Die Neue Sammlung in collaboration with Panorama Fabrics can be found in the Museum Shop.

Outlook – The current research work revolves around the development of a textile UV indicator that can display the current index.

SUNKOLOR cord is used in accessories and textile add ons.


The SUNKOLOR yarn in the colors sunset red and sunrise purple is a spun synthetic yarn that can be further processed industrially.