Denim brand G-Star recently RAW launched a new sustainable capsule, which is said to be dyed using naturally sourced color pigments. The collection consists of forest greens, volcanic pinks and desert yellows for both men and women.
Reinventing the dye
The technique of transforming naturally sourced color pigments with rich hues into dyes, has been a common historical practice for centuries. For example, renaissance painters used these natural dyes for their art. For this capsule, G-Star dyes the garments with pigments extracted from sources like volcanic rocks and soil. This technique has a very low environmental impact with not only the coloring materials being naturally sourced, but the denim is dyed using cold water instead of the conventional way of using warm water with a much higher use of energy.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold denim
Not only is the denim naturally dyed, the fabric itself is also responsible. The denim is made from 75% regenerative cotton and 25% recycled cotton, recognized by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute and awarded a C2C Certified® Gold rating. This rating is based on the assessment of multiple levels of responsibility. Ensuring the safety of the materials for humans and the environment, enabling a circular economy, generating clean energy, safeguarding natural resources, and embracing fair labor practices. Making this capsule collection a positive step towards responsible fashion.
Rola (Tokyo, 1990) is known as a model, tv personality, actress and singer. The Japanese talent is an outspoken advocate of environmentalism and sustainability topics. Her motto is ‘start doing things that are friendly to both the earth and people.’ Which makes Rola a great fit to be the face of this campaign where common responsible values naturally come together.
The Dyed by Minerals collection has been in store and on g-star.comas from the 15th of May.