Demystifying Dyes – Textile Dyes Used in Clothing

When shopping for organic clothing, it is important to be conscious of the textile dyes that are being used in the fabric, the way that the fabric was processed, and any finishes used on the fabric or garment in the manufacturing process. For example, “green washing” is being done on many levels from companies marketing their products to be made with GOTS (Global Organic Trade Standard) certified organic fibers which they then color using chemical laden dyes to finish the fabrics with! This process negates any organic features about the fabric as it has been saturated in heavy metals, toxic chemicals, etc.