Could we use agricultural waste to bring the gorgeous colors of nature to fashion?

WHAT WE LOVE:

  • The pleasure of warm earthy colors on comfortable natural fabrics
  • Clothes and textile articles that are made from natural or recycled source

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most colors are obtained from non-renewable oil-based derivatives…
  • … but traditional natural dyes have a much lower yield, and growing enough volumes would ultimately compete with food production

The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient, Enhanced. It’s our nature.

  1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
    A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
    Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.
  2. EFFICIENT – IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
    Innovating application processes that minimize resources and maximize productivity, both in our and our customers’ manufacturing as well as by setting ourselves ambitious sustainability goals.
  3. ENHANCED – IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE
    Innovation is critical. With it, we create additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics and sustainable differentiation to bring additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS® / An efficient dyeing system based on upcycled plant waste for colors inspired by nature that preserve its precious resources

Diresul®Earth range
Nature waste-based dyes

  • Patented dyes synthesized from non-edible waste from agricultural or herbal industries, such as leaves or nutshells
  • Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s Gold Level Material Health Certificate
  • Warm ternary shades from nature
  • Powerful build-up for deep shades
  • Optimum fastness
  • Fully traceable from the natural waste material to the store

Direfix®LFI liq & Siligen® SIH-S liq
Finishing for lightfastness improvement and elegant handfeel

  • Improves the lightfastness, especially in pale shades
  • Excellent hydrophilicity
  • Soft handle

Reducing Agent DST
Dyeing stability agent*

  • High effectiveness under alkaline conditions
  • Stable reducing agent (low sensitivity to atmospheric oxygen)
  • Salt-free wastewater

*For garment application (without N2 kit) recommended product Cyclanon MSA

“SAFE”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT / with the LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS®

  • Products used in compliance with ZDHC, bluesign® and GOTS
  • Dyes have received the Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s Gold Level Material Health Certificate
  • Controlled and safe chemistry for the consumer
  • ZDHC Compliant
  • bluesign® APPROVED
  • GOTS APPROVED
  • C2C Certified

“EFFICIENT”: IT'S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING / with the LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS® system

  • Significant reduction in water consumption, energy and CO2

GARMENT DYEING:

  • WATER CONSUMPTION -33%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -21%
  • CO2 EMISSIONS -22%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -35%

Archroma’s LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS® system compared to benchmark reactive dyeing on garment dyeing

PIECE DYEING:

  • WATER CONSUMPTION -23%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -54%
  • CO2 EMISSIONS -50%
  • CHEMICAL USAGE -54%

Archroma’s LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS® system compared to benchmark reactive pad-dry chemical pad-steam on piece dyeing

DENIM DYEING:

  • WATER CONSUMPTION -86%
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION -34%
  • CO2 EMISSIONS -34%

Archroma’s LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS® system compared to benchmark indigo dyeing on denim dyeing

“ENHANCED”: IT’S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE / with the LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS® system

  • Nature-based colors from non-edible agricultural or herbal industry waste, such as leaves or nutshells
  • Fully traceable from the natural waste material to the store
  • Suitable for wash-down treatments to create fashion effects
  • Patented and awarded technology
  • NATURE BASED
  • CLIMATE CONSCIOUS
  • CIRCULARITY
  • FULLY TRACEABLE
  • Fashion Effects
  • INDUSTRY LEADING

LOVE NATURE x EARTHCOLORS® / Main benefits in a nutshell

  • Safe products from a reliable global partner with international safety standards
  • Optimized and efficient process at all stages
  • Nature-based colors from non-edible agricultural or herbal industry waste, such as leaves or nutshells
  • Fully traceable from the natural waste material to the store
  • Suitable for wash-down treatments to create fashion effects
  • Patented and awarded technology
  1. SAFE – IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT
    A solid core: Our deeply rooted goal to protect people and our planet.
    Safe to use, safe to release and also safe to wear.
  2. EFFICIENT – IT’S OUR NATURE TO RETHINK SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
    Innovating application processes that minimize resources and maximize productivity, both in our and our customers’ manufacturing as well as by setting ourselves ambitious sustainability goals.
  3. ENHANCED - IT'S OUR NATURE TO ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF VALUE
    Innovation is critical. With it, we create additional effects, functionalities and aesthetics and sustainable differentiation to bring additional value, helping consumers to achieve their goals, for a life enhanced.

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