Most of our products have been dyed and treated to give them their unique appearance. When using dyes and treatments with less impact on the environment, we speak about RESPONSIBLE dyes. Their impact on the environment is reduced by using no harmful chemicals and a controlled use of water. Besides our regular RESPONSIBLE dyes, we include our LESS WATER and natural dyes in our product portfolio.
OUR LESS WATER DYES AND TREATMENTS
Around 70% of the planet is covered with water and it´s up to us to help protect it. We are committed to doing our part by wasting as little as possible with our LESS WATER dyes, treatments and tanning. LESS WATER means a reduction of at least 30% compared to conventional dyeing. To find the best solution for every garment, material and color shade, we work closely with our factories and suppliers.
For our cellulosic fibers we can save up to 30% of water when using high performance reactive dyes and optimized processes.
By working with tanneries which fulfill the Leather Working Group requirements, we can save up at least 30% of water.
Dope dyeing has a lower environmental impact compared to traditional dyeing methods. The dyes are applied as pellet pigments to the pellet raw materials before being spun into yarn. With this method, there is a great reduction in water, energy and chemicals used, without limiting the quality of the product.
Our natural dyes are derived from plants or minerals and we continue to experiment with natural dyes to reduce our chemical footprint, while maintaining our high quality standards.