Sacrifice for beauty: What impact textile dyes have on our waters

Sacrifice for beauty: What impact textile dyes have on our waters

Colour is one of the industries main hooks for selling clothes since it is a first thing that catches a costumer’s eye and attracts them to show more interest about a piece of garment. But this colorful appeal comes with a price that one can clearly see – fashion industry rides on a wave of water filled with polluting textile dye.


What are the consequences?


Per one ton of fabric textile industry uses 200 tons of water. Majority of this dye filled water is returned to nature spreading dangerous chemicals everywhere.

This polluted water is increasingly becoming life-threatening environment that is unable to sustain life, irritates skin and have an overall negative impact on whole living world.

“Many countries have significantly externalized their water footprint, importing water-intensive goods from elsewhere. This puts pressure on the water resources in the exporting regions”, said Professor Arjen Y. Hoekstra, creator of the water footprint concept explaining the reality of the outsourcing of garment manufacturing.

On the other hand, every household in the world where laundry is washed also contributes to water dye pollution. The negative cumulative effect grows from year to year, which imposes the need to solve this problem.

Fortunately, there is now a great solution to the problem of water dye pollution.


Solution to dye polution


Today there is an innovative solution for preventing dyes polluting our waters. It is a small, eco-friendly gadget called Dr. Knight.

What makes this product with hydrogel balls stand out in the market is its ability to absorb the all dye that the wardrobe emits while washing and thus prevent it from reaching and polluting rivers and soil.

Moreover, Dr. Knight is an affordable colour catcher product which is intended for both industrial and household use and it simply works in all washing temperatures.