By  on June 6, 2018

“Green” comes in many colors. And for brands and retailers pondering the ways to integrate sustainability into products and procedures, recent advances such as biosynthetic dyes enable the ecological, closed-loop process many consumers are looking for.

And companies such as Archroma, a Swiss color and specialty chemical firm, created its EarthColors line to offer a fully traceable high-performance biosynthetic dye collection that reflects colors seen in nature. Consisting of seven dyes made of waste leftover from the food, herbal and cotton industries, EarthColors is designed for cellulosic-based fibers such as cotton, viscose, linen, bamboo and kapok, among others, the company said. Its 70 to 100 percent natural colors are derived from the inedible parts of nuts and leaves, such as rosemary, nutshells and almonds — and because Archroma exclusively integrates only inedible parts of food waste into its EarthColors dyes, the remainder of the food product is available for consumption.

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