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8th June 2017, Singapore

DyStar supports circular economy initiative in apparel sector

C&A, one of Europe’s leading Fashion retailers has launched the first Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold products in its stores in 18 European markets. “These recyclable T-shirts are made of 100% organic cotton, with safe materials and chemicals and produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way,” the company reports.

They have been certified at gold level by the Cradle-to Cradle Product Innovation Institute (C2CPII). The dyes used in the coloration of the shirts, which are available in two styles and 17 colours, were selected from the range of DyStar Levafix and Remazol reactive dyes, which received C2C Gold Level certification for Material Health from C2CPII in 2016.

C&A launched the first Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold products in its stores in 18 European markets. © C&A

With a selection of apparel dyes for the fashion industry awarded a Gold-level Material Health Certificate, the DyStar Group strives to be part of a more sustainable future and growing a circular economy, as well as reaffirms its commitment to environmental and human health.

The styles were developed in close partnership with Fashion for Good. Created with funds granted by founding partner C&A Foundation, Fashion for Good is a global partnership that unites apparel producers, retailers, non-profit organizations, innovators and funders in the shared ambition to transform the apparel industry into a circular one.

The DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff and chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services. DyStar’s key service divisions assist brands and retailers and their industry partners to ensure that they meet stringent quality and ecological specifications, reduce costs and shorten lead times.

“We offer state-of-the-art colour communication through CSI; textile and ecology testing through Texanlab; ecology and environmental advice, supply chain auditing and consulting for RSL compliant sustainable processes through Sustainable Textile Solutions group,” the Group explains.

The DyStar econfidence programme is designed to provide assurance to textile customers that the dyes and chemicals supplied by DyStar comply with legal requirements. econfidence also provides expertise so that selected products are compliant with voluntary Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs), including those of brands and retailers.


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