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.
11 months ago
Gaiam Corporate Office