Our natural dyeing process
At the end of the 19th century, synthetic dyes replaced the use of natural dyes, since they are far cheaper, can be used on a variety of fabrics, and can produce incredibly vibrant colors. But, nevertheless, synthetic dyes are full of chemicals which include huge amounts of mercury, lead, chromium, sodium chloride, toluene, and benzene. The fashion industry, in particular, became the second most polluting industry in the world.
The aim of the project is the development of colored fabrics and yarn with antimicrobial properties, using natural dyes extracted from different parts of plants, roots, oaks and vegetables used in our kitchen.
Natural dyes have many advantages like non toxicity, eco friendliness, pleasing shade to eye and having a special aroma or the freshness of shade. The plants used to get the dyes are biodegradable and the water with the remaining dyes can be absorved by nature.
Agriculture and food processing industries generate a large amount of organic waste that still contains colouring pigments. We aim to reuse its waste by reintroducing it into to our production cycle, creating natural dyes for our garments.
O objetivo do projeto consiste na oferta de serviços de tingimento de tecidos e fios coloridos para clientes que procuram matéria prima sustentável, utilizando corantes naturais extraídos de diferentes partes de plantas, raízes e vegetais provenientes dos excedentes agro-alimentares.