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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Your Jeans May Be Polluting the Earth - E. Coli Bacteria May Help Solve The Problem

Wow! It's amazing how little some of us (me) know what goes into the fabrics we wear. Did you know that possibly your jeans are full of toxic chemicals?

I had no idea that the synthesized Indigo dye used to dye jeans in lieu of the dye extracted from the Indigofera plant was a combination of toxic chemicals including formaldehyde!

A Greener Process is being developed to Make the Jeans dying process GREENER

Now researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are working on an alternative to making the dying process Greener, by using E. Coli.

"The team engineered a strain of E. coli bacteria to be a chemical factory for producing an indigo precursor. The precursor is stable and can be stored until needed. Unlike traditional synthetic indigo, which requires chemical treatment to reduce and solubilize the indigo so it can crystallize in the cotton fiber, the E. coli-produced precursor only needs the addition of an enzyme. The final result is “identical” to traditional synthetic indigo dying," Dueber says.

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Read the detailed article Have Scientists Found a Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans? by Emily Matchar

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