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Why are synthetic dyes a problem? It Impacts not only aquatic environments but all ecosystems. The fashion industry emits a total of 8% of greenhouse gas emissions and it uses 700 thousand tons of colorant annually.  As much as 200 tonnes of water are used per tonne of fabric in the textile industry.

Cited from "Handbook of Effluent Remediation." Edited by Mohd Yusuf (2018)

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From our experience and insight, we have seen how the fashion industry needs more biobased innovations. One that will take it to the next level and return to its beauty and contribute to the urgent need of shifting from a linear to a circular and systemic practice.