Cleansing the Dyeing Process

September 23, 2020

Wastewater from the textile industry is classified as the most polluting of all industrial sectors when considering the volume and effluent composition. An increase in production in the past decades, as well as the increased use of synthetic dyes, has made dye wastewater one of the heaviest contributors to water pollution today.

Engineers at Netherlands-based Dyecoo have developed a technology that could enable the industry to vastly reduce the use of harmful chemicals, and safeguard water streams. The system, which requires neither water nor process chemicals, is commercialised. on production scale for polyester textile dyeing.

Since the 1980s, polyester has taken the fashion world by storm, and today has largely overtaken cotton as the world’s dominant fiber. Recognizing that polyester, with its unique characteristics, will continue to be used in large amounts from interiors to high-fashion, either in virgin or recycled form, Dyecoo seeks to tackle one of the most polluting parts of the polyester manufacturing process.

In this webinar, Femke Zijlstra, sustainability business development expert at Dyecoo, explains about what led to the development of Dyecoo and how the CO2 dyeing process works. Learn about the benefits their process has versus traditional processes, and what opportunities she sees to further reduce the environmental impact of polyester processing.

After four years of hosting more than 50 knowledge sharing and networking events, connecting sustainability and fashion professionals with each other, we have decided to stop the activities we were doing under Good Brand Guru from 2023 onwards.

With equal passion and perseverance, we are continuing to strive for a better textile and clothing industry.

We are doing this through different projects, including helping companies to become BCorp and working with Fibershed at both a Dutch and European level. The Fibershed movement seeks to develop regional fiber systems that build soil and protect the health of our biosphere. Working with a soil-to-soil vision, we are rebuilding local, collaborative supply networks that are inherently fair, circular and regenerative.

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We look forward to staying in touch,

Warm regards,

Bryony & Martine