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Michelle Zhu: Tackling the Garment Industry — One Dye at a Time

Michelle Zhu: Tackling the Garment Industry — One Dye at a Time
Michelle: With 17-20% of industrial water pollution coming from textile dyeing, wet processing is one of the largest challenges in that supply chain. All over the world, there are communities burdened with unhealthy amounts of toxic chemicals in local water sources, most of which are a direct byproduct of local textile production. Huue is using biotechnology to create cleaner sources of color for the world – without need for fossil fuels or hazardous chemicals. Our starting point is the indigo dye that is essential in the production of the most common item in our closet  –  jeans!