Synthetic dye, the term that in itself represents unnatural substances, are that form of dyes, that brings out the worst possible circumstances when it comes to the future of our Mother Earth.
These dyes, are formed by using many chemical substances, to bring out the desired colours and not looking at their consequences during and at the end of the dyeing process. The products created through this method generates non-biodegradable wastes and extracts harmful, toxic and allergic chemicals, jeopardising the life of the labours and also the stability of the consumers using it, as these chemicals have a high property of penetrating into the skin of the wearers, leading to many health hazards, also at the same time causing air and water pollution through the chemical wastes.
Synthetic dye does not have its own mystic and aesthetic value, because unlike natural dye, synthetic dyes are formed with a desired image in mind, forming multiple similar pieces, and losing its beauty, also at the same time it overlooks the health and environment hazards, in the process.
Whereas natural dyes bring out the best in the environment, through their structures and through their aesthetic essence, but it also possesses few drawbacks of its own. These dyes are not easily available to produce and the colours formed by this natural process does not always catch the same shade as desired, though at the same time it also provides the fabrics and the garments a unique look, giving it a recognition of its own.
By preferring natural dye over synthetic, the life-cycle of many can have a drastic and positive change in it, be it the labours working for it or the environment exposed to it. Natural dyes come with several benefits such as:
- Ayurvedic properties
- Non harmful and biodegradable wastes
- Non allergic properties
Due to which synthetic dyes must be evaded and rather replaced with natural dyes, both by the creators and the consumers.