According to Greenpeace, the textile industry is considered one of the most polluting in the world. The National Resources Defence Council (NRDC) details the environmental atrocities of the textile industry: "Textile mills generate one-fifth of the world's industrial water pollution and use 20,000 chemicals, many of them carcinogenic, to make clothes. Chinese textile factories alone produce about three billion tons of soot - air pollution linked to respiratory and heart disease - every year by burning coal for energy. Most of the world's textile factories are in developing countries where governments can't keep pace with the industry's massive pollution footprint."
Committed to a fully chemical-free practice, I explore numerous dye ingredients, recipes, methods and techniques that can be used to dye both salmon skins and wool.