Driven by issues of environmental sustainability and material waste, Israeli digital dyeing start-up Twine Solutions has developed a technology for digitally dyeing threads. The technology penetrates into the fiber to give clothing manufacturers the quality they need.
The Petah Tikva-based company, co-founded by twin brothers Alon and Erez Moshe, offers the clothing industry two digital solutions to increase efficiency, boost sustainability and even enable improved personalisation of garments.
The digital thread dyeing machine itself only requires a normal electricity source and ink bought from the company. Unlike existing polluting methods of fabric dyeing, Twine’s machine does not use water at all, and can produce threads for knitting, embroidery and sewing.
With the ability to digitally dye according to exact customer needs, the system also cuts down the huge quantities of textile waste produced throughout the traditional supply chain. In the US alone, an estimated 12.7 million tonne of textile waste is sent to landfills annually.