Textile Dye diagram with links to all related terms in the Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia
Oxidation when oxygen and another substance chemically join; it occurs when the indigo yarn comes out of the indigo bath between dips and is critical for the dyestuff to penetrate the fibre.
Dyes fibre reactive- the molecules of fibre reactive dyes actually react and bond to the fibre molecules. These dyes are the best quality and most ecologically sound synthetic dyes available.
Every day, large quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted to the atmosphere from both anthropogenic and natural sources.
Ageing of textiles is a term used to describe the deterioration of textile or other materials caused by gradual oxidation during storage and/or exposure to light.