about Dot One

Dot One is named after the ~0.1% of genetic difference between humans that makes each of us unique.

Dot One was set up with the aim of taking genetics out of the lab and into the public sphere in an accessible way. Its services are for entertainment purposes so that people can start to delve into their data with fun and tactile products.

However, through talks and events, Dot One communicates more broadly about the emerging consumer genetics marketplace, and the benefits of genetic research for preventative healthcare and precision medicine.


textiles  X  identity

The idea stemmed from the tradition of identity within woven materials - most famously the Scottish tartan - and how this could be updated using the latest advancements in science and technology to create a truly personalised product.


Scottish Tartan

The Scottish Tartan is a widely recognised pattern group representing the different clans / families across the country. However the origin of these textiles lie further afield as Tartan-like leggings were found on the "Cherchen Man", a 3,000 year-old mummy discovered in the Taklamakan Desert, China!

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Sanada-himo Ribbons

These beautiful woven Japenese ribbons are now used to wrap gifts, but at one time were wrapped around the swords of warriors, representing each family going into battle.

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North-Eastern Ganseys

Many fishing villages in the North East of England have their own 'Gansey' pattern which would traditionally be knitted for the local fisherman. These jumpers would be used to help identify bodies sent overboard whilst out at sea.