It all began by recognising that textile production uses huge quantities of water. And it culminated in a state-of-the-art factory in Vietnam. As part of a joint venture with CleanDye, we invested directly in our supply chain for the very first time. And we’ve now been dyeing garments without water or processing chemicals since 2019.
It’s made possible by an innovative method employed in Vietnam’s CleanDye factory for the very first time worldwide. CO₂ is liquefied under high pressure, allowing it to disperse textile dyes and carry them deep into the fabric. Once dyeing is completed, the CO₂ can be 95% recycled in a closed loop system. The entire process is highly energy-efficient and creates zero wastewater or effluent.