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Earthcolors technology

Natural waste-based dyes

Award   GOLD WINNER 2017
Category   Sustainable innovations
Company   Archroma

Earthcolors is Archroma's patented new method of creating warm ternary shades from nature. These high performance dyes are synthesized from natural waste products of the agriculture and herbal industries, such as almond shells and rosemary leaves. This technology replaces oil-based raw materials, typically used during dyestuff manufacture, opening a 'step-change' in coloration. Earthcolors are available in a range of six dyes, covering a palette of natural shades. Thanks to smart technology, Earthcolors dyes are fully traceable -from natural waste material to store- Earthcolors dyes are currently suitable for cellulosic fibers and innovative sustainable new fibers such as Kapok.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Design
  • Sustainability

Jury Statement

Colour-dyeing normally involves a lot of chemicals. Earthcolors’ high-performance dyes are synthesized from natural leftover products, such as almond shells. We believe this is an important innovation and a major step towards greater sustainability.