Water-saving dyeing technique

In order to minimise the use of water, chemicals and energy in our production process, since 2015 we have been using a solution dyeing technique for dyeing some of our synthetic fabrics.

Solution dyeing involves adding colour pigments at the initial stage of producing fibres for turning into fabric. One major advantage of this dyeing method is that it doesn’t require a separate dyeing process; with other methods, you spin the fibre and it is then woven into a fabric, which is subsequently dyed. Incorporating the dyeing process into the initial production of the fibres saves water, energy and chemicals.

Every kilo of solution-dyed fabric saves between 80 and 120 litres of water compared with traditional methods of dyeing synthetic textiles. On top of this, a solution-dyed fabric is more resistant to fading caused by sunlight and washing than fabric dyed the traditional way.