Light and Shadow

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

OUR DYE

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What is 

Eco-Dye?

Eco-dye is our innovative, sustainable approach to textile dyeing, eliminating excess water consumption and toxic chemicals.  

Q: What is the science behind the dyeing technology? 

Our dyeing technology is based on green chemistry.

Nanocellulose-based dyeing deposits nanocellulose hydrogel loaded with fine, natural dye particles and chitosan onto the surface of the fabric or yarn.   

Q: Can your dyeing technology be used on any fiber? 

Yes, our dyeing process can be used on fibers such as cotton, linen, hemp, polyester, and nylon, as well as blended fibers. 

Our Dyeing process does not require toxic chemicals or additives. 

Q: Are there any harmful chemicals used in your dyeing process? 

Yes, our dyes can create a wide range of colors. With our technology, the desired percentage shade can be acquired by adding dye particles into the nanocellulose gel, making it a one-step process, unlike traditional textile dyeing.

Q: Can your dye create a wide range of color possibilities?  

OUR FIBER

Q: Why is your fiber better for the environment than the fibers that are already on the market?

Compared to traditional natural fibers like cotton, our fiber requires no pesticides and significantly less water to produce. 

We are not yet in the production phase.

Q: Is this fiber available for purchase?

Q: How durable is the fiber?

Our fiber is durable and elastic, while also maintaining a soft silkiness.

Yes!

Q: Is your fiber biodegradable?

Some of the most used fibers in the industry, like polyester and nylon, require more energy to manufacture than natural fibers, and are not biodegradable, so they contribute to long-term pollution and microplastics. 

Q: How are synthetic fibers damaging the planet? 

Our fiber is made from agricultural waste. It does not require significant amounts of water or energy to produce. Our fiber also does not contain any toxic chemicals. 

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What is 

our fiber made of?

OUR LEATHER ALTERNATIVE

The most prominent leather alternatives in the market right now are petroleum-based PU and PVC leathers. These leathers require a large energy expenditure and contribute to substantial amounts of waste and microplastics. 

Q: Are faux leathers better for the environment than animal leathers? 

Q: Is this leather fully - biodegradable?

Yes!

Q: Is this leather available for purchase?

We are not yet in the production phase.

Q: What is your leather made from?

Our leather is made from abundant, natural waste materials that will biodegrade. 

What is bio-based leather

Bio-based leather is made in an environmentally friendly process. It does not harm the consumer and can be disposed of without damaging the environment.

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What is our bio-based leather alternative?