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Working towards a sustainable future and being environmentally friendly is at the core of everything we do

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The Environmental Effect Of Synthetic Dyes

The fashion industry uses 93 billion cubic metres of water per year (Ellen MacArthur Foundation) with much of this water leaving the system as waste, contaminated with chemicals and dumped into nearby rivers and lakes. Mordants are substances, (such as chromium), used to “fix” colour onto fabric. They are highly toxic and have a detrimental impact on the quality of wastewater.


SAGES’ process of dye production solves that. We use a process that results in filtered, uncontaminated water that can be reused again and again to produce more dyes and are currently developing an environmentally friendly fixative; paving the way to tackle the issues of water waste and contamination.

How We Improve 

SAGES Dyes have a vast range of benefits

  • Made entirely from food waste 

  • Applicable to wide-ranging plant materials

  • Applicable to wide-ranging textile materials

  • Low-cost and totally environmentally friendly colour fixation materials

  • Short dyeing cycle 

  • Low temperature dye cycle

  • High colour strength 

  • High colour fastness 

  • Easy to integrate into existing dye processes

  • Low waste water as the water used in our process can be reused many times over

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Our Impact 

An estimated 8,000 synthetic chemicals are used to dye our clothes. Toxic waste from conventional dyes gets into waterways and damages people’s health. They account for 80% of the fashion industry's water waste. SAGES dyes are non toxic and cause no harm to the environment or human health.

SAGES is working towards some of the key Sustainable Development Goals laid out by the UN.

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