Water Pollution and the Textile Industry — Latest in Textile Technology

By Katya Ryabtseva on

Tag: video, fabric, textile, technology

The textile industry has a big pollution problem. The World Bank estimates that 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. They’ve also identified 72 toxic chemicals in our water solely from textile dyeing, 30 of which are cannot be removed. This represents an appalling environmental problem for the clothing designers and other textile manufacturers.

With consumers eager to purchase eco-friendly products, water pollution from dye houses and coloration treatments could be a major hurdle for apparel manufacturers. How can a company claim to sell a “green” shirt if the dyeing process used to color the garment wastes and pollutes water? Some companies have taken action and removed dyes from certain garments, but it seems unlikely that everyone would be happy with off-white or beige as the only choices at the store. Consumers want color and variety in their clothing.

Fortunately, for companies producing goods with synthetic fabric there is a solution: AirDye®. AirDye is a dyeing process that uses air instead of water to dye garments, allowing companies to create garments with vivid designs and colors, without polluting our water and environment.

Here are the facts about AirDye technology:

  • Uses 95 percent less water
  • Emits 84 percent less Green House Gases (GHG)
  • Requires 87 percent less energy
  • Reduces damaging of goods (Up to one percent of goods are damaged using AirDye compared to 10 percent of traditionally dyed garments)
  • No Rules Wash®.  Wash at any temperature, with whites or colors, with or without bleach
  • Allows for new designs. Dye different sides of a single piece of fabric different colors or designs

When creating eco-friendly clothing, drapes, or even carpet, it is important not to forget the role dye plays as an environmental ill. Consumers are becoming quite conscious of how bad traditional textile dyeing is for the environment but have put up with it until now because there has not been a viable alternative. AirDye is that alternative.

information from airdye.com


12 Comments on "Water Pollution and the Textile Industry — Latest in Textile Technology"

  1. Jonathan Bramble
    2013/02/07   13:36
    Quote: "The World Bank estimates that 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. They’ve also identified 72 toxic chemicals in our water solely from textile dyeing, 30 of which are cannot be removed." Does anyone have a reference for this world bank report? It also appears in a number of journal articles without reference.
  2. Ankur
    2016/04/06   09:35
    yap, The textile industry became a big water pollution issue. This industries are polluted our river. we need to take a step against this Industries which polluted our water or environment.
  3. George Kennedy
    2016/04/19   08:32
    Yes, Water pollution is closely related to textile industry and the business should try to minimize the pollution as soon as possible. Because you cannot ignore environment issues.
  4. Rocky
    2016/04/23   08:18
    Certainly a big issue to think about, the Planet is on its way to End, of course because humans. As every living element depends on water to exist, it is very very important to take necessary steps to minimization water pollution.
  5. Honey Mursing
    2016/05/09   06:59
    Water is very much important to live in this planet. There is a very big problem arising with waters in the earth. Anyway thanks for the article it will be helpful to everyne according to me. :)
  6. Mic Roy
    2016/05/09   08:54
    Not only the textile industry but any industry should not cause water pollution by any means. Every industry should take care of this matter.
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    2016/06/04   10:13
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  12. reena debbarma
    2016/07/19   11:52
    hi.... it's a common fact that industries are the main issues leading to water pollution, therefore all the industries whether small scale or large scale industries should maintain proper sewage to avoid water pollution.

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