AirDye is a revolutionary, cost-efficient sustainable technology that enables water-free dyeing and printing on textiles. It is made up of various proprietary technologies that make custom coloration and printing easy and effective. It solves the modern day problems of excessive water pollution and clean water scarcity, and provides customers with a sustainable and responsible method to color and print fabrics. We cannot ignore the fact that 17-20% of industrial pollution comes from textile coloring and treatment, and that 72 toxic chemicals are discharged into our water, 30 of which are permanent.
Here’s how it works:
With AirDye, textile dyeing and printing can be done with a single machine without the need for post-processes such as steaming, washing, and stentering, thus saving vast amounts of water and energy. From stretch fabrics to the most delicate chiffon, AirDye enables endless design possibilities by enabling coloration of both sides of the fabric with solids or prints. Using AirDye saves up to 95% of the water, 86% of the energy, and 84% of the greenhouse gases as compared to conventional dye and print methods. On a single garment, the water savings alone can be as much as 170 liters.
AirDye runs on patent-pending, revolutionary software that enables truly custom, accurate coloration in dyeing and printing across various types of fabrics. By use of this software, AirDye can unlock speed and tremendous efficiency through seamless color matching from color/print development, to sampling, to bulk production.


Conventional dyeing, such as jet dyeing, can produce good-looking results. However, these processes use polluting heavy metals, a huge amount of precious water, and do not provide permanent coloration. Other methods such as sublimation printing (heat transfer), have been used to color and print textiles without water, but have been limited in application due to poor color matching and poor color penetration. AirDye advances both methods. Here's how.
These are three microscopic photos of the cross section of a dyed synthetic fabric:
  • Standard Sublimation (Heat Transfer Printing)

    The dyes do not completely penetrate the fibers, thus creating uneven coloration and lots of white show-through on the surface of the fabric.

  • Conventional Dyes

    After treatment in a water dye-bath, the fibers show complete dye penetration. However, colorfastness is low to moderate.

  • AirDye Controlled Penetration.

    Using our proprietary dyes, penetration is deeper. Colors are richer and colorfastness is better. Penetration control can be used to dye or print both sides of the fabric with different colors, prints, or a combination of both.

Accurate Color.

Through proprietary software, AirDye enables color accuracy from color development, to sampling to bulk production across various basecloths.


AirDye colors and prints can be developed within days and sampling can be dyed or printed with full color accuracy quickly and efficiently. Back and forth color approvals that create delays in production can be avoided, thus streamlining the entire development to bulk leadtime.

Brilliant Colors.

AirDye is so advanced that it not only colors the yarn, but also thousands of filaments in each yarn, yielding rich and brilliant colors. Penetration is complete.

Environmentally Efficient.

Using AirDye can save up to 95% of the water, 86% of the energy, and 84% of the greenhouse gases as compared to conventional print and dye methods. On a single garment, the water savings alone can be as much as 170 liters. And with no large production minimums and accurate color matching, the speed and material efficiency of AirDye eliminates significant waste in the lifecycle of garment production.

Unique Design Potential.

With AirDye, you can dye or print both sides of a fabric with contrasting colors and patterns, giving a unique appearance that cannot be achieved by conventional methods.

No Minimums.

The AirDye production system enables production from a few meters without any compromise on quality. There are no fixed order increments or minimums, so you can order exactly the amount you need, eliminating the need to order unnecessary fabric.