Conventional textile dyes may have a significant negative impact on the environment. The production process for these dyes often uses toxic chemicals, consumes large amounts of water and energy, and generates a significant amount of waste and pollution. The runoff from dye production and textile manufacturing can harm local water sources and harm wildlife. Additionally, many conventional dyes are not biodegradable, which means that they persist in the environment for a long time and can cause harm for years to come.
In contrast, GOTS approved low-impact dyes have a reduced impact on the environment. These dyes are made from natural, renewable materials and are biodegradable. The production process for low-impact dyes uses fewer resources and generates less waste and pollution. Additionally, the dye must meet strict environmental and social criteria set by GOTS, which includes requirements for reducing waste, promoting fair labor practices, and reducing the use of toxic chemicals.
By choosing textiles that are dyed with GOTS approved low-impact dyes, consumers can support a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future. This reduces the amount of waste and pollution generated by the textile industry and helps to protect local water sources and wildlife. Additionally, the use of low-impact dyes helps to promote a more sustainable and equitable future for both the planet and its inhabitants.