The characters of the quality
For those for whom personal ethics include respect for health, for whom it is important to protect water, air and soil, for whom it is important that people all over the world have decent working conditions and that animals are treated with respect, for those who prefer quality over mass consumerism. Based on the above, we try to ensure that the producers of our raw materials and fabrics have the appropriate certificates confirming their ecological origin or are characterized by ethical activity.
- IVN BEST - NATURTEXIL IVN certified BEST
- GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard
- OCS - Organic Content Standard
Fair Trade is a trade partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks greater equality in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions and protecting the rights of marginalized producers and hired workers, especially in the South.
Our materialsOrganic cotton
The savings potential in the production of organic cotton is enormous. By using organic cotton, you actively contribute to the fight against climate change by ensuring that soils are not over-acidifying and drying out, actively conserving water and reducing so-called agricultural emissions. In addition, when organic cotton is processed in a certified production process, less harmful chemicals enter the water cycle, and the manufacturing companies we work with are increasingly using renewable energy sources.
Ahimsa silk is a renewable, 100% biodegradable material. Ahimsa silk is produced on a very small scale as a cottage industry in India and its production supports the local community of rural silk farmers (usually women), spinners (women) and weavers (women and men). t31>
Hemp is considered to be one of the most sustainable materials known. Growing cannabis has minimal environmental impact - and can even be beneficial. The plant does not require irrigation during growth and does not require the use of pesticides. Since it grows very fast (up to four meters in just a few months), weeds don't stand a chance, they don't inhibit cannabis growth, and no herbicides are needed. Hemp is a natural product, 100% biodegradable and recyclable, and is very pleasant to the skin.
Linen is one of the most sustainable fibers that can be used according to multiple sources. Growing flax has minimal environmental impact - and can even be beneficial. It does not require much irrigation and is in many cases only fed by natural rainfall. It emits the least amount of greenhouse gases and uses no chemicals.
Waste from garment factories and dye works pollutes our groundwater. The discharge is often a mixture of carcinogenic chemicals, dyes, salts and heavy metals, which not only harm the environment, but also contaminate the basic sources of drinking water, destroy flora and fauna as well as harm and lead to the extinction of many animal species and, above all, pose a threat to human health. .
The traditional dyeing process involves washing, bleaching and preparing the fibers or fabrics for color, followed by rinsing and cleaning after the dyeing bath. Most dyes need to be dissolved in hot water and then kept at a high temperature for the pigments to be absorbed by the fiber - more energy is used. The dye bath uses heat, chemicals and time.
Textile dyes, along with a large number of industrial pollutants, are highly toxic and potentially carcinogenic, are associated with environmental degradation and various diseases of animals and humans.
Even though you buy new linen, hemp or wool bedding, the finishing process may be dangerous for the environment and for ourselves. That is why it is so important how the fabric is obtained, taking into account the process of its finishing .
Can fabric dye be eco-friendly?
Environmentally friendly dyeing and fabric finishing processes can be achieved. By using chemical-free and environmentally friendly dyes, dyeing can be environmentally friendly. Natural pigments from plants, fruits, algae, fungi, marine invertebrates (such as starfish and sea urchins) and bacteria are all possible.
- Fiber-reactive dye is a reactive dye that can react directly with the fabric. The dye binds to the fibers as a result of a chemical reaction between the particles of the fabric and the dye. It is a permanent process that effectively makes the dye part of the fabric. Fiber-reactive dyes work best with fibers from cellulosic plants such as cotton, linen, hemp, and silk. Fiber-reactive dyes also use less water, salt and heavy metals than regular fabric dyes.
- Biodegradable dyes do not require the use of heavy metals, amines and inorganic salts. Thanks to this, they will decompose easily, leaving no landfill in the environment. Fiber-reactive and biodegradable dyes and pigments can be used to reduce water consumption and environmental pollution.
- "Azo-free" dyes do not contain nitrogen-based compounds which release aromatic amines. Azo dyes are organic compounds containing heavy metals. They contain toxic and carcinogenic substances, therefore heavy metal-free dyes are used in the production of environmentally friendly and sustainable textiles.
- Herbal dyes have also been developed that are biodegradable and have healing properties. It can be used in the production of textiles with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-allergic properties.
Environmentally friendly fabric dyeing techniquesCold dyeing, dry-fixing and vegetable tanning or chrome-free tanning are some of the processes that textile manufacturers and dyers use to develop eco-friendly garments and fabrics.
- Bleaching aims to remove natural color and impurities from the fiber and increase whiteness. Ecological bleaching is a process that uses substances to bleach fabrics free of chlorine such as hydrogen peroxide, without releasing any harmful chemicals in this process. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes naturally in contact with oxygen and water and turns the fabric white.
- Silicates and natural phosphates are used in the popular bleaching procedure on green . When silicates and natural phosphates are used together with cow dung and exposed to the sun, it whitens natural fabrics.
- Low temperature bleaching is a process by which peroxide activators control its decomposition and at the same time begin to impart the required whiteness. This method does not use methane and carbon dioxide emissions are reduced even by 50%.
Dyeing fabrics with a special enzyme solution reduces the need for scorching. Washing especially knitted fabrics with enzymes can also help remove excess dye These processes can save 70,000 liters of water and thousands of kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions for every ton of knitted fabric produced.
The use of enzymes, rather than chemical additives, reduces carbon dioxide emissions and ultimately reduces energy consumption.
- Inkjet printing is a process where the dye is applied directly to the fabric. This printing process does not use a lot of water and has a low power consumption.
By using biodegradable substances and using environmentally friendly fabric dyeing techniques, you can reduce the amount of chemicals in landfills and save natural resources such as water and energy and, above all, a source of drinking water in third world countries.