Q: How can I identify if a product was made with iCotton?
A: All products made with our iCotton will have a iCotton tag on it.
Q: There are many technologies out there today for textile dyeing that claim to save water, energy, and chemicals. What sets iCotton technology apart from the pack?
A: Firstly, our technology is proven to have significantly more savings than the others solutions on the market today. Additionally, unlike many other technologies out there, iCotton requires no capital investment on the part of the dye houses using our technology and can be used with the same equipment and dyestuff. Lastly, most of the added cost of our iCotton process is offset by the cost saved in water, energy, chemicals, and time, making iCotton cotton affordable in the marketplace.
Q: How were your savings numbers calculated?
A: We took a typical Softflow dye machine and calculated our numbers based on a 250 KG load of knitted cotton fabric. We dyed that load using conventional standard dye procedures. We used water and energy prices based on most current local cost. We then ran a dye test in the same settings with iCotton fabric and compared the results.
Q: Do these numbers vary based on variables such as the machine, geographical region, or color being dyed?
A: Yes. Depending on a wide range of factors, the savings numbers will have a slight standard deviation.
Q: How can I get my favorite brand to begin carrying products made with iCotton ?
A: Make your voice known. Contact the sustainability department of your favorite brand and let them know you want to see an iCotton hangtag on their products. You can also fill out a short form on the 'join iCotton' page and we will submit a request on your behalf.
Q: Where is the iCotton factory located?
A: Our factory is located in India, where a large percentage of the world’s cotton is dyed. We have plans to expand into other continents.
Q: What does zero discharge mean?
A: Zero discharge can refer to two things. The first is that there are no harmful chemicals being discharged into the environment through a plant’s waste water. Zero discharge could also mean no discharge whatsoever from a plant into the waterways. Our iCotton plant has both zero discharge of toxic chemicals as well as any other discharge. Our minimal liquid waste is completely recycled into our production process.
Q: Who is iCotton customer?
A: iCotton is sold to garment manufacturers, including spinners and fabric mills.
Q: What is the difference between iCotton and organic cotton?
A: Organic cotton generally refers to the method under which the cotton is grown. It deals with components like the use of insecticides, synthetic fertilizers, and water use in irrigation. Organic cotton dyes exactly like conventional cotton and does not save water, energy, chemicals, or time during the dyeing process. Our process doesn’t deal with the way cotton is grown but rather the way it is dyed.
Q: Are there any additional benefits to the iCotton process?
A: Yes, dye houses can now locate anywhere and move closer to the next link in the supply chain. This will dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, because of reduced shipping time. What allows them to do this is their ability to locate away from a fresh water source that was formerly needed for the excessive amount of water used for dyeing and for disposing of wastewater.

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