Submitted by: CON - Colors of Nature - Farben der Natur GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Plant-based textile dyes
Recent years have seen many promising achievements in textile dying with plant-based dyes, an environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic dyes. Raw materials from agriculture as well as byproducts of the food and wood processing industries serve as source materials for such dyes. Utilization of these renewable raw materials protects agricultural lands and jobs and also conserves the environment. In addition, the production of plant-based dyes is significantly more energy-efficient than that of toxic chemicals. Promoting a sustainable business model, the company Colors of Nature plans to market plant-based textile dyes after their market readiness has been assured.