OEcotextiles

Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

What to do about salt?

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

Last week we talked about the use of salt in textile dyeing.  We always say the textile industry uses a LOT of three resources: water, chemicals and energy.  The use of salt (a chemical – benign, essential for life, but a chemical nevertheless) bumps up the other two considerably.   And though the salt itself is …

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We’re often asked if ALL the chemicals used in textile processing are harmful.  And the answer is (surprisingly maybe)  no!   Many chemicals are used, many benign, but as with everything these days there are caveats. Let’s look at the chemical that is used  most often in the textile industry:  salt.  That’s right.  Common table …

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