Biomimicry comes from the word “bios” means life and “mimesis”, meaning to imitate. Biomimicry imitated biological design’s processes and laws to solve human problems and emulating nature strategy and patterns to design products. It draws inspiration from the living world, natural diversity and learns from the basic set of values to understand the patterns and ideas. Biomimicry includes the deep ecological understanding that we are serving nature and not the other way around. Nature evolves in processes irrational and to mimic in detail that is not predictable is difficult. Therefore, Biomimicry is a design it’s rather human inventions based on the ideas of nature. See also Structural colour, Deep Ecology and Bioinspiration in the Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia.
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