Redefining 100 Percent Cotton

   September 19, 2016    No Comments on Redefining 100 Percent Cotton


If you’re concerned about your company’s carbon footprint, take heart: two companies have collaborated to produce what they say is the first ever dye derived from cotton plant-residues.

Known as EarthColors, the patented technology creates dyes in warm, ternary shades from nature. EarthColors addresses two key concerns of the textile industry: sustainability and traceability. Most dyes are synthetic and oil-based; EarthColors is a biosynthetic alternative that utilizes natural waste from the agricultural or herbal industry.

This latest innovation comes through a partnership between chemicals company Archroma, and industry group Cotton Incorporated.

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