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Did you know… …that the textile industry is one of the largest sectors globally and produces 60 billion kg of fabric annually. …that in the textile industry alone, there are more than 3,600 types of dyes. …that in many pollution sites wastewater from the dye industry is directly dumped into surface waters without treatment. …that the majority of pollution exposure in the Pure Earth’s database comes from ingestion of contaminated water and ingestion of food, which has been irrigated with contaminated water. Read More.   Did you know… …that the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry is responsible for one of the major ecological[...]
Dye-Pigments Q&A
Top Frequently Asked Questions: 1. In Textiles   Q: How does cochineal look like? A: Dried cochineal looks like small silver-grey peppercorns or plant seeds. Q: Originally, where does the cochineal comes from? A: Cochineal is a traditional natural dye for colouring textiles in South and Central America and has been used for beautiful, lightfast and permanent scarlets, pinks and reds for centuries. Mexican cochineal was one of the main exports of the Spanish empire. Peru remains the most important producer of cochineal and accounts for 85-90% of world production. Q: Is there Cochineal dye in Europe? A: Cochineal was[...]