H.E.R.B.S.: healthy natural textile dyes
Studio Nienke Hoogvliet
Industrial textile dyeing processes often require loads of harmful chemicals. These chemically dyed textiles don't only harm nature, or the workers, but they can harm the body when wearing them. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet discovered that using herbs as a natural textile dye can have positive effects on the body. The dyeing process is fully circular and bio-based and the results give beautiful colors. The next step is to upscale the process, so more factories and brands can work with these natural dyes. We want to develop a small lab-scale dyeing facility where we can research different types of herbs to create more colors and research the effects in more depth. With this lab-scale facility we want to inspire big companies that change is possible and make the textile industry more sustainable.
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