Building one of the world's first
farm-to-closet supply chains
Toxic dyes make fashion the 2nd dirtiest industry globally, causing up to 20% of the world’s water pollution.
How your clothes are dyed is one of the most polluting aspects of their production. Everyday, tons of toxic chemicals enter our rivers from textile dyeing. Devastating not only our Planet but also posing health hazard to the marker's families. Because this is not only happening in large factories.
The problem gets outsourced to villages, too. I'd often see women working with synthetic dyes from their kitchen. Without any protective equitment or means to filter the toxic waste. And that's the same water families use to bathe, wash, and irrigate the crops we eat.
"A key piece of SukkhaCitta’s mission is environmental: to reduce toxic run off from dyes that textile makers dump into local waters, working with the artisans to reclaim natural dyes.”
This is exactly why we invest so much time in natural dye research and trainings in our villages. To protect our Ibus and our only Planet - but also you and me.
Natural dye Colors Developed
1.2 Mio lt
Toxic waste water Prevented
of CO2 Saved
of Soil Regenerated
Because of you,Ibu Lilik is no longer exposedto toxic chemicals
Every time I dyed my fabrics, my chest would hurt from inhaling all those fumes. And my hands burned too. But we didn't know any other alternative. If we don't use [the synthetic dyes], we get no income.
Through SukkhaCitta's trainings, we now dye with plants. Our husbands even help us forage the woods! Not only does it no longer hurt, I'm happy knowing that our fabrics no longer damage the environment.
— Ibu Lilik, Master Artisan, Gesikharjo Village
#ReMadeRight: Redesigning a WorldWithout Waste
Every second, 1 garbage truck filled with textile waste is burned or landfilled. Annually, that's 92 Mio. tons of garbage. And it's not just old T-Shirts and socks. Up to 20% of all fabrics made end up in the bin almost right away- in form of offcuts.
At SukkhaCitta, we design our production around the concept of zero waste. Upcycling even the smallest of offcuts into products and our paper tags. It's what has kept +1.3 tons of textile waste out of Indonesia's landfills and avoided 25 tons of CO2 emissions!
Because of you,