Raw cotton is grown, harvested, and ginned to remove impurities. The raw fibers are then spun into yarn. A mill knits or weaves the yarn into fabric and that fabric enters the dyeing process.
Raw cotton is sent to our ColorZen™ facility where the fiber is treated with ColorZen™ technology to make it vastly more receptive to the dyeing process.
As usual, dye colors are introduced to the cotton fabric. But because the cotton has been treated with the ColorZen™ process, half the amount of dye stuff and no salt and alkali are required.
Now dye houses won’t use nearly as much water and that water won’t be polluted. With ColorZen™ dyeing the dye bath is only filled twice, compared to six or more times with conventional dyeing.
Garments made with ColorZen™ cotton have richer colors that will bleed less in the wash and last longer.