DETOX COLOR CONCEPT

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True sustainability is not just about using natural colors. That is not enough. We must be completely sure that the dyeing process is really safe for the environment.
During the Greendyes process no raw materials other than natural, mineral or vegetable origin are used. However, it is not enough to say that the process is completely sustainable.
In order to be able to speak of a completely sustainable process, we must take into account traceability, as well as the consumption of water, energy and time.

This is what we call DETOX COLOR CONCEPT.

We have improved the dyeing process to optimize consumption, to match the environmental needs:

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1- Saving production time: The whole process last 1 hour.
2- Saving energy: the process is made in cold, so there’s no need to heat the water and, therefore, added to the time savings, it means a total energy saving of 75%.
3- Saving water: we have optimized the dyeing processes.
The usual water consumption during garment dye is 120L H2O/Kg of garment, the Greendyes process has optimized the process so it only needs 8L H2O/Kg of garment.
The process of continuous dyeing for fabrics (roll) requires only 6.4L H2O/Kg of fabric.
The yarn dyeing process, which typically uses 150L H2O/Kg of yarn, has been optimized for a reduced consumption of 4L H2O/Kg yarn.
4- Recycling water: All the water is recycled 100% by simple sand filters, as it contains only plant and mineral elements, no toxic chemicals.
5- Quality control: The colorfastness exceeds the standards of the textile industry standard.
6- Traceability: All the raw materials used in the process have been tested to their origin to be traceable and to ensure that they meet the standards of environmental management and fair labor.
7- Easy to apply solutions: The Greendyes dyeing process can be applied to most fabrics: natural cellulosic fibres (cotton, bamboo, hemp, linen…), synthetic cellulosic fibres (lyocell, viscose), biosynthetic cellulosic fabrics (aloe vera, rose petal, algae, orange, soya, banana…), protein fabrics (wool, silk) and also on recycled fabrics such as Seaqual polyester and Q-Nova polyamide.
8 – LCA: Greendyes-dyed garments never become waste as they are bio-incorporated as nutrients into the natural food chain.

GREENDYES provides natural solutions for a better world.

We are committed to help to move forward to a sustainable and just society of well-being, contributing to an accelerated transition to sustainable lifestyles.

The Greendyes process is the result of the search for excellence in terms of efficiency.

 

 
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Greendyes Research Lab

THERE IS NO TRUE SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT MEASUREMENT

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COLORFASTNESS AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

TAULA COLORFASTNESS

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Traceability

 

Transparent Supply Chain: All our raw materials are of natural origin.
We only accept new raw materials if:
1) Provides the maximum colorfastness.
2) It is economically viable from the industrial point of view.
3) We can ensure that it meets all the environmental and social justice criteria.
THINK
IF SOMETHING IS SIMPLE, IS GOOD.
We always try to simplify the processes, to optimize workflows, to reduce manufacturing time
and use existing machinery. 

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Values
-Evolve & improve: continuous research, testing, developing…
-Responsibility & Fulfillment: humanization and transparency.
-Cooperation for common objectives.

Vision
-Contribute to a sustainable and just society of well-being.
-Take care of life, and welcome humanity in all its diversity.
-To contribute to the accelerated transition to sustainable lifestyles.

Mission
-Developing technology at the forefront of international research.
-Finding the best raw materials that comply the international quality norms and cradle to cradle principles.
-To reach viable models of production and consumption.
-Working only with suppliers and customers with the adequate degree of compromise with sustainability.

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Closing the Circle

Greendyes is developing a strategy to optimize its final products and its whole process to generate positive impacts, following the Cradle to Cradle principles.

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MATERIAL HEALTH

1.- All the raw materials we use are natural.
2.- All the raw materials we use come from sustainable resources.
3.- All the raw materials we use come from environmental and socially certified producers.

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WATER STEWARDSHIP
We do not use any of the usual mordants  because they are pollutant. All the raw materials we use are of natural origin, they do not contain toxic substances, therefore, all the effluent water of our dye process is only loaded with plant substances and minerals. With a simple sand filter the water becomes clean again and can be reused; the sand loaded with vegetable and mineral nutrients is a perfect fertilizer.

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MATERIAL REUSE
Our textiles never become a waste. Our garments and fabrics are made entirely from natural materials, renewable materials or recycled materials. 100% of the product can be safely returned to nature or eventually recycled into new products.

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SOCIAL FAIRNESS
To create a positive impact in the communities where our work is done is the main principle of our company and it is part of our DNA. We encourage working teams, suppliers and customers to make relevant improvement in the working conditions and business practices.

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CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
We use 100% renewable energy in the manufacture of our dyes and pigments. Our dyeing process is very short (1 hour) and it is done in cold, so we reduce the total amount of energy needed.

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