As consumers, we place a great deal of attention on the sourcing and processing of the natural fibers we wear. It's easy to overlook another component of clothing’s environmental footprint: Industrial Dyes.
A vast array of beautiful and vibrant colors are available to us in our modern apparel. But natural garments can still contain harmful chemicals, especially dyes.
Did you know:
As much as 70% of the world’s clothing is colered with dyes containing AZO, a potentially dangerous synthetic chemical.
Our skin can absorb AZO as it breaks down, especially when pores open during exercise or warm weather.
AZO dyes tend to bioaccumulate in waterways, adversely affecting ecosystems and communities.
At YALA, we have made the commitment to use only AZO-free dyes in our clothing and bedding. Nature inspires our colors, and they are easy on nature as well. They soften over time, naturally.
The water used in our dyeing process undergoes a contained cleansing process. This process involves a series of four filtration and settling ponds. At the end of this process, the water is safe enough to drink. We re-use it in a closed-loop system to reduce demand on local resources.
We test our products and methods with a third-party agency every year called OEKO-TEX. Their Standard-100 Certification ensures our products are free of chemicals.