Athens News Matters: UGA Researchers Discover a More Eco-Friendly Way to Dye Denim

Oct 8, 2021


It takes between 50 to 100 liters of water to dye just one pair of jeans. And that water, chock-full of toxic chemicals, has to go somewhere. Even now, chemical-contaminated water inevitably winds up in local waterways, particularly in developing nations where production is frequently outsourced. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found a more environmentally friendly way to dye denim.