As the global green economy develops, traditional dyeing industry is facing various challenges of economic transformation. So more and more dyeing enterprises are turning their eyes to natural dyes. Natural dyes are the dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources including roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood, and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens. And now this fruit dye has been successfully created in Guangzhou and used in textile industry. Compared to conventional dyes, fruit dye is not only nontoxic, but also drinkable!
Application scope and dye source There are some fabric materials can be fruit dyed, such as cotton, fiber, natural silk, modal, bamboo fiber and other natural fiber. At the moment, colors are made from apples, bananas, pitayas, oranges, star fruits, mangosteens, longans, lemons, grapefruits, wild berries, coconuts and sapodillas but a variety of lighter or darker shades are possible thanks to various combinations.
Advantages of fruit dye
1.Energy saving and pollution-free Traditional dyeing consumes lots of water, and the dyeing process produces a large amount of waste and pollution emissions. Dyeing 1 kg textiles with traditional chemical dye needs up to about 50 to 150 liters of water, which means tens of millions of tons of water every year. Fruit dye only needs about 1.5 liters of water, which can save tens of millions of tons of clear water. As we all know, dyestuff wastewater can cause severe effects to the environment, while fruit dye is natural and environmental friendly, it doesn’t produce any waste water. After many years’ endeavor of the technical team, there is no pollute in the produce process. The dyeing fruit juice reaches the level of Chinese Standard of GB/T19976-2005, the hygienic standard for fruit and vegetable juice beverages.
2.Non-irritant Due to environment-friendly dyeing processes, fruit dye is usually skin-friendly, hygroscopic and breathable. Besides, natural dye usually looks quietly elegant. Even though babies watch these colors too much time, they don't feel tired eyes and begin to cry.
Future trend Thanks to the soft color and environmental friendliness, fruit dyed products can be used in these fields, such as baby and children's clothing, underwear, homewear, haunt couture. Although fruit dyed products have not been available in all product category yet, they will have a brighter future and wider applications in the market .