Hanizome is a traditional and natural dyeing method using only vivid and colorful minerals and rocks found from various strata (layers) of earth originating from region of France, Australia and Bali (Indonesia), bearing the name Provence Yellow, Ayres Rock Red and Bali Islands Gray respectively. The minerals and rocks go through detoxification and sterilization process to ensure they are free of any harmful and toxic substances. After the sterilization process the minerals and rocks are crushed into ultra-fine powder made of particles of less than 1 micron in size by technique known as “tea-grinding hand mills”, a technique for making powdered green tea (mattcha). The powder is then refined and is made into dye. The dying process involves the penetration of dye into fibrous tissues of cotton using alkali ionized water. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Hanizome dyeing technique is that it does not fade away easily through washing and under the sun light. The colored water produced during Hanizome dyeing process is reusable and can be recirculated due to lack of any harmful substances, making the Hanizome dyeing process safe to both human while being Eco-friendly.
Bengala zome is a natural soil-based dyeing method that uses red iron oxide from soil. The name Bengala or Benigala is the dye substance (iron Oxide) from soil originating from Bengal region of India. Iron oxide contained within soil has a tendency to react to heat. The amount of applied heat determines the shape of iron oxide particles, and different shape of the particles determines the color shade of the dye. Being naturally dyeing method which is both safe to human and environment, Bengala zome dyeing method has been used in variety of textile products. Bengala zome dyeing method for organic cotton was developed for naturally dyed organic cotton and due to its contribution in maintaining the softness of the organic cotton it has been widely used in baby goods and clothing. Bengala zome dyeing method has been certified by Oeko-Tex, an international standard foreseeing use of hazardous substances such as formalin, heavy metals, and carcinogens. The certification guarantees the safety of the dye and its dyeing method.
Rakuyo zome is a traditional and plant-based dyeing method developed in dyeing factory in the ancient city of Kyoto. It offers original Japanese soft color tones through use of natural plants. Rakuyo zome dyeing method helps to reduce discoloration in organic fabric, while maintaining the texture of the organic materials for a longer period of time. Furthermore, since Rakuyo zome dyes originate from raw plant source, the dyeing method allows for deeper shades in comparison to other dyeing method. The Rakuyo zome dyes used for “cofucu baby” brand clothing include Lac Color (made from Scale insect), Pomegranate, Gardenia, Catechu, etc.
Ozone Bleach is the first of its kind to make fabrics react to ozone at low temperature using almost no chemicals for the scouring and bleaching process. Ozone has a powerful oxidizing bleaching, and it decomposes rapidly. This new bleaching method decreases both energy consumption with low CO2 footprint, making one the most environmentally friendly bleaching method currently available. Furthermore, ozone bleaching method allows fabric to preserve its original feel and texture. For more information on ozone bleaching and related information, Please visit Ozone Bleach Association Web site at : http://www.ozone-bleach.com/.
About GOTS certified dyeing method
GOTS certificated dyeing represents a variety of certificated staining methods, where all of the dyes and processing aids is used are environmentally friendly, and our factories follow very detailed provisions regarding drainage. This safe and environmentally friendly method of dyeing is now attracting attention by enhancing the delicateness in texture of fibers in organic materials. GOTS designated mark guarantees all organic products follow the manufacturing processes that are GOTS certified. Furthermore, they are controlled by GOTS provisions and have been carried out through on-site inspections on a regular basis. Types of dyes used in “cofucu baby” brand: The “cofucu baby” brand uses only natural dyed organic cotton which include, unstained ecru, naturally colored cotton, as well as natural dyes with GOTS certified materials (yarn) that is not only safe but also brings out array of colorful textures in organic cotton baby garments.
What is GOTS certification?
GOTS is an abbreviation for Global Organic Textile Standard that was defined by an international organic working group. All of “cofucu baby” brand products containing the GOTS mark have passed GOTS requirements where:
•The product’s raw materials must be farmed by organic product methods in compliance with Regulation EEC of EU,
•The raw materials must be certificated by USDA/NOP (United States Department of Agriculture/National Organic Program)
•Products must contain 70% or more certificated organic fiber.
•Products must be free from genetically modified organism (GMO) materials.
•Manufacturing and processing must not have adverse effects on the environment.
•Processing aids must follow GOTS regulations.
•All products must be traceable.