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Fabric dye from Lanka’s tea sludge for M&S, Nike

Mayanthi  Wickremetilleke
Mayanthi Wickremetilleke

Sustainable fabric dye produced through tea sludge in a partnership led by Unilever will soon be used by global leaders in the fashion industry such as Marks and Spencer and Nike, a Unilever official said.

Unilever Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) and Dynawash Limited unveiled this natural dye that will change the way clothes are coloured within the garment manufacturing industry during Shilpa Sena exhibition in August.

Country Lead-Corporate Communications and Sustainable Business of Unilever Sri Lanka, Mayanthi Wickremetilleke told a forum in Colombo yesterday, their business partner Dynawash has secured a partnership with Marks and Spencer and Nike.

The dye is basically made through the tea sludge removed by the Lipton Ice Tea Factory in Agarapatana-Nuwara Eliya –which supplies a major share of the world’s ice tea demand under Lipton brand.

Wickremetilleke was speaking on the theme sustainable living at a forum themed ‘Big Architecture and Cities’ organized by the Council for Business with Britain. (CJ)

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