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INDIGO Code of Ethics Pillar 2: Low-Impact Dyes

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 Our Center Ashwood Bamboo Dolman Top due to the hand dyed nature of these garments, each dye lot (the particular batch of fabric dyed) varies. The shade may appear darker or lighter. 

Our Center Ashwood Bamboo Dolman Top due to the hand dyed nature of these garments, each dye lot (the particular batch of fabric dyed) varies. The shade may appear darker or lighter. 

As a fashion brand whose principle is to produce quality pieces through sustainable practices, using low-impact dyes has always been a no-brainer. The only impact we want to make is on your wardrobe--not the planet-- so bringing our pieces to life with dyes that don’t leave a negative mark on the environment goes without question.

What exactly are low-impact dyes? In order to be a low-impact dye, it must be classified by the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (an international certification process) as eco-friendly. These dyes do not contain toxic chemicals or mordant, which is a substance, typically an inorganic oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and fixes it in a material. In addition to their organic and nontoxic qualities, they also require less rinsing and have a high absorption rate.

High absorption rates and decreased use of rinse water means less water wasted. Less water wasted means happy planet. Happy planet means… well, you get the picture;  it’s all good stuff! Not only do low-impact dyes get “two thumbs up” for how environmentally friendly they are, but also for how kick-ass they make our clothes look.

Non-toxic and low-impact all dye, every dye.

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