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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Renewable colours: Sustainable dyes” – below is their description.
Fashionistas are spoiled for choice in tints, shades and hues, but our rainbow wardrobes come at an environmental cost: synthetic dyes, derived from petrol, are responsible for nearly 20 percent of water pollution by industries. For solutions, we look to the old and the new: rediscovering the woad plant, also known as pastel, whose blue pigment coloured the gowns and shawls of medieval Europe; and visiting PILI’s laboratories to meet the team harnessing the power of bacteria in the hope of creating dye on an industrial scale without relying on fossil fuels.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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