Sustainability and ‘go vegan’ concepts
..To deem anything as “sustainable” comes with series of implicit values, cultural perceptions, and sustainable thoughts. This is done by supporting sustainable livelihoods, addressing toxic chemical usage, using and developing eco-friendly products or components, minimising water usage, recycling and addressing energy efficiency and waste, developing and promoting sustainability standards for processing and fashion, resources training and awareness raising initiatives, preserving animal rights…etc.
Every chemical product we list here is vegan. There is a special place in our hearts for brands, which are committed to being 100 per cent vegan clothing and can do all that is necessary for the dyeing, processing and garment finishing without the utilisation of any chemicals that aren’t animal friendly. These are the brands, which have taken a stand for sustainability and are either certified vegan, or publicly committed to being 100 per cent vegan-cruelty free.
Inspiring fashion thoughts by realising that animalderived material contribute to a multifaceted environmental crisis, by making responsible choices and by creating fashionable wares with recycled, cruelty-free, and sustainable materials. The vegan fashion revolution will continue to influence designers as they become aware of the possibilities that recycled plastic bottles, cork, wood, industrial waste, rubber, and other materials can provide. Ethical, ecoconscious fashion is the wave of the future. Most of the chemical products listed are recycled or synthesized waste materials of plants or lignocellulose origin. This eco-conscious brand appeals to fashionists everywhere with its on-trend designs and high-quality fabrics, made without utilising animal derived products.
The chemical products are created without manipulating ingredients made from or derived from animals, a formulation in which we have tried our utmost to include environmentally benign substances. All the products listed are certified and screened by green screen and/or GOTS version 5 standards and ZDHC listed.
The products are
- Nontoxic and bio degradable
- Vegan friendly
- No animal origin products
- No animal tested products
- Completely sustainable and non-pollutants
- Synthesized or derived from plant waste or sustainable organic materials
- Low consumption of energy, finite resources and high productivity oriented
- Screened by US EPA safer choice program (TOX lab Washington)
- Green screen certified and ZDHC
- GOTS version 5 certificates
Why vegan and how it relates to sustainability and low carbon footprints
Animal waste is a major source of pollution, the majority being from waste of animals after processing, Antibiotics and hormones, chemicals from tanneries, fertilizers and pesticides used for feed crops etc. The implications are…
- Malnourishment in the developing world
- Water scarcity
- Species extinction
- Land degradation
- Global warming / carbon foot prints
Animal farming and climate change
Livestock contributes up to 51 per cent of all global greenhouse gases. 37 per cent of all methane emission comes from cattle faming. On an average a dairy cow belches 500lts of methane every day. By avoiding animal based products we can reduce substantial carbon emissions.
Sustainable ZDHC Vegan chemical ranges from Atlantic
Keeping with its mandate we have coined the concept Vegan Chemistry to induce sustainable, low carbon, safe product development in the context of new global sustainability challenges in the fashion industry. It’s by undertaking initiatives in developing and implementing products, synthetic process systems and policies that encourage environment friendly fashion thoughts. It includes policymaking, animal caring, improved industrial production processes, resource-efficient productivity management, complete realization of energy to initiate low carbon footprints etc.
Novosize Oxy +
One shot de size amalgamated with enzyme process, save water energy and time. Highly sustainable non ABS process
One shot de-sizing agent in solid form which alone is sufficient in the process to address dye re-deposition, lubricity and to remove size, PVA and other additive used in yarn sizing. It also neutralizes formaldehyde content if present in garment. OXY is developed by green chemistry. The product is consumed in the bath itself and will not impose any hazardous to discharge water. Novosize OXY helps to amalgamate the process with enzyme wash, which can potentially save large quantities of water, time and energy.
Novowash ESL plus
Non GMO Neutral Enzyme – Powder
The product is derived from Fungus Chrysosporium lucknowense which is a plant origin and Vegan friendly.
Hetro functional Neutral powder enzyme, for high activity and low back staining. This one of the vegan friendly greenest and safest enzyme screened by Green Screen with 99 per cent green score. High strength-retain ability and grey cast are
the major attributes.
Novowash NBL 1600
Vegan friendly “fungal cellulase enzyme from Chrysosporium lucknowense The neutral liquid bio polishing and bio stoning enzyme developed from same strain for a highly polished and abraded looks in denim and polished look without loss of colours in solid dyed garments. The neutral working condition helps to save time utility and energy by combining bio polishing and dyeing in one bath. It gives exceptionally clean fabric surface on denim garments with increased colour brilliancy due to the removal of fuzz.
BLD 520 – Spandex Safe
Hetro-functional vegan friendly semi bleaching Liquid non GMO Enzyme for spandex denim finishing
Vegan friendly “fungal cellulase enzyme from Chrysosporium lucknowense. This enzyme is specially developed to work in both acid and neutral conditions, enable it for denim and non-denim, fabric application. For denim garment processing this is extremely safe to use for high stretch fabric need high abrasion and light bleach. BLD 520 in neutral conditions gives excellent abrasion and semi bleach look with high strength retention and exceptionally clean look. This will reduce the bleach exposure of garment result in high stretch and strength retains ability. This is modified for E–flow machine for heavy stone washes.
Bio bright O2
Prevent storage yellowing
It’s an enzymatic post washing detergent which can effectively remove the redeposited indigo, residues of chlorine, manganese dioxide or any other chemical residue left on garments during processing. The products are designed by using enzyme as the platform chemistry and organic components as additives. By the application of this product before softening will protect the garments from storage yellowing. Displayed below each components of the products and its adduction for contributing desired results.
Hydrogen Peroxide replacement
Vegan friendly enzyme Product from filamentous fungus Cochliobolus lunatus (Flavin) and Peroxidases from Aspergillus niger’. This is an enzymatic replacement of hydrogen peroxide for both the textile as well as garment application. The enzymes used are vegan friendly fungal native species without genetically modified. Product is catalyzed by organic agent to enhance activity at lower temperature.
Novofade control is specifically developed to support Novofade active as a buffer to maintain consistent pH throughout the process. Non dusty crystals ensure safe exposure. The product is screened 100 per cent green by green screen.
One shot organic chlorine/ PP neutralizer, deodorizer and cleaner It’s a one-shot organic neutralizer for chlorine and potassium permanganate induced bleaching and finishing in garment processing. This is an intelligent approach which can substitute inorganic hazardous reducing agents and its potential impact on garment attributes like tensile strength and stretch recovery. The complete neutralization ensures reduced ozone damage, non-yellowing and good tensile strength retention. Reaction kinetics is controlled by an enzyme with additives supporting the neutralization of chlorine and potassium permanganate.
Soda Ash replacement
Bio Grun is a unique blend of the safest alkalis for the replacement of inorganic alkali. Such as soda ash in the pre-treatment (yarn) and dyeing process. This is a detailed study report to evaluate its performance in dyeing various levels of shade and the benefits associated with application, ecological, economical etc. the product is certified by green screen, ZDHC and US EPA safer choice programme by TOX Washington. This is one of the safest choices in this class by attaining 100 per cent green score in the screening.
Dye bath alkaline leveling agent:
Which simplifies the dyeing steps, ensures uniformity and reproducibility of dyeing, permits dyeing with different types of dyes in combination, and reduces the limitations on dyeing conditions for individual fibres and blended products? This is new way of looking in to the process to monitor the exhaustion, fixation and hydrolysis of dyes. Surfactant free alkaline leveling agent is a new in its class having ultimate performance to improve fixation and minimize dye hydrolysis. This leveling agent can improve the productivity and cost reduction of dyeing and also increases the versatility of colours that can be selected, which are the most important subjects in the dyeing industry.
Ozone fastness, tearing strength, seam slippage, washing and rubbing fastness improver This is permanent solution for ozone fastness and light fastness associated with dye distortion due to photon rays and ozone. Also improves tearing strength and seam slippage. Improves the body of fabric and can attribute the linen or paper finish to garments. It’s an absolute innovation in organic chemistry to address most of the bitter pills of garment processing. These damages are inflicted by the photon rays during storage.
Colour blocking and rubbing fastness improver
It’s a bleach stable color blocking agent used for creating special effects on garments and blocks the colour to improve rubbing fastness on sulfur, indigo and reactive dyes garments.
Novo Greencrease DF2
Poly glycol based organic resins vegan friendly
It is a specially developed organic finishing agent (cross-linking) from a plant origin product glycerol. This innovation supports the industry to trivialise the usage of DMDHEU and similar inorganic resins containing formaldehyde. Works catalyst free to get desired effects.
SRP PX 160
The halogen derivative (AOX, TOX) salts used commonly in garment and textiles dyeing make serious impact on human, aquatic health and environment. SRP PX 160 is the most environmental friendly innovation on the replacement of inorganic salts.
Sodium Hydro Sulfite Replacement in dyeing and reduction clearing Eco lite GC is a reducing agent for indigo and other vat dyes and is an excellent substitution for sodium hydrosulfite in colour stripping and reduction clearing. It is safer to use, has a greater strength, and has a better shelf life. It can be used for stripping cellulose fibre or bleaching wool or silk.
Cello gen PK EC
Vegan friendly fungal catalase enzyme – Peroxide Killer
Cello gen PK EC is a catalase derived from the submerged fermentation of a non GMO fungal strain aspergillus niger. It is proven to be highly effective in catalyzing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. In the textile processing it the most effective and preferred choice to break down the residual peroxide into inert water molecules. This product can accommodate a broad range of Ph and temperature and remains effective at high concentration of hydrogen peroxide.
Zero Discharge High performance scouring technology – CBR, CDR woven fabric and for low quality semi carded fabrics
ZDHC scouring is an absolute innovation in organic chemistry which addresses the pit falls of conventional scouring method Alkali – peroxide treatment and the recent innovation enzymatic scouring. A well balanced design which makes the fabric suitable for one bath bleaching and providing all the attributes for dyeing with very minimal impact on environment, substantial saving in water consumption, energy and process time with almost 2.5 per cent gain on fabric weight, thus dye yield and tensile strength. Non enzymatic, non-surfactant and non-inorganic alkali based product design gives highly consistent results, highly absorbent fabric and very cost effective. Increased productivity and low effluent treatment cost are other advantages.
Aeltex PW 106
ZDHC scouring and one bath bleaching technology
Aeltex PW 106 is aone shot organic garment finishing agent complies with ethical fashion concepts. Non enzymatic finishing of garment with high strength retention, complete polishing, excellent finish look and low back staining. This product is built in with colour reducer, non-surfactant based wetting, lubricating, demineralizing agent, peroxide stabilizer, de-sizing and dye suspending agent etc. it can be used for the reduction of indigo and sulfur dyes, scouring of garment during garment dyeing, polishing of garment etc…
Novosoft LV 90 Extra
Non-yellowing hydrophilic softener paste for all fibres
From filth to wealth.. This product is developed from sugar cane Bagasse, an agricultural waste. It is an amphoteric charged poly alkyl ester of poly-hydric alcohol, modified and pre hydrogenated softener concentrated paste. This can be used as both non-ionic and cationic softeners. Non yellowing, anti-ozone and hydrophilic properties of it makes it unique for all type of garments and textiles. Very smooth hand with high moisture absorption and anti-static properties.
Novosil P 3000
Nano Emulsion Nonionic Silicone Softener
Novosil p 3000 is made with most advanced D-6 (do deccamethyl cyclohexasilixane) chemistry in nano emulsion, for superior softness, uniform encapsulation and optimum siloxane density on the fibre surface. It offers not only surface slickness, but also flexible, bulky and rich hand feel. It can easily convert a normal fabric to premium grade. The product is nonionic and recommended for cotton knit and woven fabric, polyester fleece, velvet and velour, cotton fleece, acrylic fibre knit, wool woven and knit, cashmere knit, silk woven etc..
Nano-Micro Emulsion silicone softener for Bouncy feel
4th generation fabric enhancer and softening agent developed from D6- the safest silicone (do deccamethylcyclohexasiloxane) in micro emulsions. Its softening capability comes from the siloxane backbones flexibility and its freedom of rotation
along the Si-O bonds. This enables the low interacting methyl groups to arrange themselves so they face away from the surface fibres, thereby reducing the fibre to fibre interaction. Because the fibres are able to slip easily past one another, they do not stick together. The natural spring is unimpaired. Volume increases and fabric become fluffier, bouncy and soft to touch. Since ‘water loving’ polyether groups are attached to the silicone, the fabric become more absorbent and hydrophilic.
Novosil ULTRA HF
Moisture wicking and moisture management softener
4th generation fabric enhancer and softening agent developed from D6- the safest silicone (do deccamethylcyclohexasiloxane) in micro emulsions. This can impart excellent wicking performance to textiles. Moisture management, cool comfort, anti-static and hydrophilic softener. Apart from this it will attribute excellent softness to the treated garments. Product is suitable for cellulosic and regenerated cellulosic, protein fibres, non-woven etc. the product is non-yellowing and extremely safe to use on white fabrics. The non-ionic nature makes it compatible with other components that may be used during the finishing.