What does "low eco-impact dyes" mean?
I usually don't see organic linens with colors like this. Are there chemicals involved in the dying process? If yes, please explain. I love the colors but am not clear on the impact. Thank you.
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We use a petroleum based low impact dye on our clothing. A low-impact dye is a dye that has been classified by the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (an international certification process) as eco-friendly. Our low impact dyes do not contain toxic chemicals or mordants (which fix the dye to the fabric), or heavy metals, require less rinsing and have a high absorption rate in the fabric (~70%). High absorption rates and a decreased use of rinse water create less waste water. We do not use natural or food based dyes because the colors are inconsistent and also tend to bleed and run.
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