The dyeing industry is one of the largest water consumers in the world, using over 5 trillion litres per year along with petrochemical dyes and a host of toxic and highly polluting chemicals. According to the World Bank, textile dyeing accounts for around 20% of global industrial water pollution.
Textile dyeing pollution is more than simply dye and water. The industry uses up to 1.2 kilos of chemicals per kilo of fabric, only 50 grams of it being dye. Approximately 70 highly toxic chemicals are routinely used in textile processing, and up to 30 of them are irretrievable.
Our goal at Colorifix is to minimise the environmental impact of the textile dyeing industry by replacing chemistry with biology. This completely avoids petrochemicals and allows us to move towards a renewable and sustainable supply chain whilst providing benefits in water and energy.