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:
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.