Sustainable and certified
IndiDye® is all natural. In a world surrounded by hazardous chemicals it is reassuring to know that what is next to your skin is good for you, good to you and good for the environment.
High performance, low impact
Dyeing and processing is responsible for a significant part of the severe environmental impact of the textile industry. Most dyes used for textiles are petroleum based and many contain large amounts of hazardous chemicals. Not only is it bad for the environment, but it is also bad for the industry workers and the consumers. IndiDye® natural plant dyes help brands and retailers move away from wasteful practices and the petrochemical dependence which has so heavily influenced the industry for decades.
IndiDye® natural dyes are made from renewable resources primarily based on by-products and waste. We use no hazardous chemicals and are completely free from petrochemicals. Our natural plant dyes are manufactured in a water-based extraction process or by natural fermentation, and biodegradable without any chemicals that are harmful to planet or people. IndiDye® natural dyes are GOTS approved, and we conform to ZDHC level 3 ensuring Zero Discharge of Harmful Chemicals.
Water scarcity is an increasing global problem. It is estimated that 20% of all industrial water pollution is due to traditional textile dyeing and treatment. IndiDye® natural dyes uses much less water than conventional chemical dyeing. How much? On an average, conventional fibre reactive yarn dyeing uses approximately 100 litres of water to dye 1 kg of yarn. The IndiDye® ultrasonic fibre dyeing process uses an average of 27 litres of water to dye 1 kg of fibre. We blend these dyed fibres with raw undyed fibres when we spin our mélange yarns. When you take into consideration our mélange yarns range from 3% - 20% dyed fibre content in the final yarn the water savings are significant. We claim up to 99% reduction in water consumption during dyeing for our mélange yarns compared with conventional fibre reactive dyed yarns.
At IndiDye Natural Color Company we strive to push all boundaries for responsible manufacture with a strong focus on sustainability using renewable resources based on waste and by-products. IndiDye® is the next generation of clean, sustainable, and responsible dyeing solutions.
IndiDye® is certified following the Sustainable Natural Dyes Standard (formerly known as the Plant Dyes Standard), a rigorous certification process that verifies all-natural content in our dyes and dyeing processes. The standard is developed in cooperation with Control Union and aims to take a holistic and responsible approach in the making of products accounting for each step in the supply chain from farm or field to finishing. Sustainability of product is based on the principle to reduce the negative environmental impacts of its business across the supply chain. The standard promotes practices that create social and environmental benefits.
To verify content and authenticity the standard provides a clear chain of custody from the source to the final product, ensuring that products labelled IndiDye® are responsibly dyed using only our 100% natural dyes and natural auxiliaries. You can read more about the Sustainable Natural Dyes Standard here