Coloreel — a Swedish textile innovation brand with a groundbreaking technology for embroideri — reports that by using its dyeing method a 100-percent recycled polyester thread in real time, water consumption is reduced by at least 97 percent compared to traditional dyeing methods. In general, the technology significantly reduces thread waste.
Coloreel provides significant environmental benefits for the textile industry, and now they are quantified and third-party verified.
With this initiative, they use one single white thread to create millions of colors and intricate patterns. It unlocks new design possibilities, while providing environmental benefits.
Talking about the step, Mattias Nordin, Sustainability manager at Coloreel said, “When Coloreel launched its ground-breaking technology for digital thread dyeing, the aim was to streamline an embroidery industry characterized by slow processes, difficulty in creating complicated designs and an excessive use of resources.”
According to the Swedish consulting company Miljögiraff, The Company has now published both a complete life cycle analysis (LCA) and an environmental product declaration (EPD) in the international database Environdec. Both documents are verified by a third party, 50 times less wastewater.
Through the documentation, a comparison can be made between Coloreel’s technology and one of the world’s leading thread manufacturers, and the traditional thread dyeing produces 50 times more wastewater than Coloreel’s direct dyeing does.
“We have known for a long time that our technology gives a significant environmental advantage. Having it verified by an independent third party is of course important for our continued work. But for us, that’s not enough. We are currently focusing on further reducing the amount of energy and ink used in production,” Nordin added.