The Environmental Impact of Clothes Dye
At BeMona, we understand how important it is for you to have activewear that makes you feel your best. Having cute and colourful sportswear can help to motivate you to hit the gym as well as making you feel confident while working out. However, many women are unaware of the environmental impact of their current athleisure garments.
To give your sportswear its vibrant hue, garments undergo a fabric dyeing process. However, during the process, a large proportion of the synthetic dye does not actually bind to the clothing and is then released into the environment through water waste. This massively impacts the quality of the water and can harm both the creatures living in it and those who come into contact with it.
Furthermore, synthetic dyes can cause allergies, skin irritation, and can be detrimental to the respiratory health of those who are producing and dyeing the garments. That’s why at BeMona, we’re saying no to dangerous and damaging dyeing processes and entering a new era of sustainable activewear to help you feel your best without harming our planet and those living on it.
The BeMona Dyeing Process
Our secret to keeping the production of our recycled leggings and sports bras eco-friendly is in our dyeing process!
We only use eco-friendly dyes for our garments, and all of our wastewater is carefully cleaned and cooled before it is released back into our natural environment.
Our dyes are kind to your skin so that you can wear your BeMona activewear without any worries. Plus, we use RPET plastic waste in our clothing which has been repeatedly tested for over 30 years for its safety, so that you can purchase with confidence.
Our unique dyeing process can result in minimal irregularities in colour, but this helps to make your garments one of a kind! Remember that colours may run at first, so it is best to wash your new leggings or sports bra separately or with similar colours.
Clothing Care with BeMona
With the correct care, your BeMona sportswear can last you years, seeing you through hundreds of workouts. To help preserve your activewear, our top tips are:
- Wash your garments at a lower temperature with a natural, gentle detergent to help keep the fabric clean and soft while also reducing the fading that can come about when washing your clothes at higher temperatures.
- When washing, avoid overfilling your machine as this can cause friction between your garments and damage the fibres, leading to premature wear and tear.
- When you can, air-dry your garments. Not only is this better for the planet than tumble drying, but it also helps to prevent shrinkage and damage to the fibres.
- If anything gets spilled on your BeMona gear, gently blot the stain immediately and soak your garment in cold water before washing it.
If you are finished with your old BeMona garments, then be sure to return them to us for free and we’ll recycle them so that they can be made into new activewear for others to enjoy for years to come.