Sustainability

WHY TO USE NATURAL DYES

Textile dyeing industry is one of the most chemically intensive industries on earth and the most polluter of clean water after agriculture. The synthetic used additives in the dyeing and finishing process are dangerous to human health, marine life, and the environment. Contact with dyed synthetics clothes cause allergic reactions, skin irritation, and rashes. To preserve our ecosystems and our water resources and to protect our health we need to produce ethical and non-toxic fabrics and raise people’s consciousness also about textile dyeing processes for a 100% sustainable fashion.

Natural dyes are vastly more beneficial for the environment when compared to chemical dyes and they can reduce the impact of the textile industries.

They derived from organic materials and are produced by natural process, which means that they don’t produce toxic waste, they create less waste water during the dyeing and rinsing process and they are safe for skin, some of them have anti-microbial activity. Skin is the human body’s largest organ, because it protects all the body, so we need to take care of it. To preserve its health Φhillacolor products are consciously manufactured with pH similar to the skin pH, which is fairly acidic, in average from 4.2 e 5.6.

packaging

END OF LIFE DISPOSAL

The containers are made recycled plastic and at the end of use they can be dispose of in the recycling plastic bins.
If recycled, the CO2 trapped in the material will be the same, if placed in the incineration plant, a part of the CO2 will return to the atmosphere.
For the fossil-derived plastic, during the incineration process, the CO2 from combustion will be added to the CO2 emissions already found in the atmosphere.

LABELS

GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE PRINTING means to use renewable energy, recycled paper,
vegetable based ink that is non-toxic and contains natural resources and avoid chemical process.
Unfortunately there is still some environment impact that we try to replace by tree planting to return the uptake oxygen to the atmosphere.

PARCEL PACKAGING

The parcel packaging consists of 100% recycled papers boxes with RESY symbol packaging for the recycling requirements, flo-pak® bio packing filling material made from biodegradable and recycling peas starch and compostable packaging tape made from paper and natural glue.

REMAINING WATER

There is usually some residual color remaining in the exhaust dyebath, to avoid waste of water and color and maximize the process, the dyebath may be reused to dye materials with lighter shades or recharged with additional color.
At the end of the production cycle, as the water contains organic residuals only, without oily or any toxic waste, the dyebath can be disposed of into sewers or as ideal fertilizer for use in agricultural field or to water the garden.