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3 Ways New Textile Technology Could Reduce Fabric Prices

August 10th, 2012 Nick of Time Textiles

With Nick of Time, you never really need to worry about finding affordable fabrics. But, what if those prices could drop even more?

According to a Textile World article, ColorZen LLC has a new cotton dyeing technology that will save on water, energy, chemicals and time. The products could be in stores as early as next year and the technology, like all technologies, could be even more widespread in years to come.

So, what does this mean for the fabric-based hobbyist? Let’s take a look:

1 – Fewer Resources = Lower Production Costs = Lower Prices – If cotton dyers take less water, chemicals, etc. to dye the cotton, that save on those valuable resources, which cuts production costs. If production costs go down, typically product prices follow suit.

2 – Less Waste = Better Environmental Impact & Lower Prices – Now, if the new technology requires fewer resources, that typically means less waste, which is better for the environment. Plus… if a company produces less waste, that means they have to spend less money to get rid of the waste. Ergo, production costs decrease, as do product prices.

3 – Time Costs Money; Less Time = More Money – The old saying goes: time is money. Maybe it should go: time costs money. Depends on your perspective. In this case, if the new cotton dying technology cuts down on the time that it takes to produce a product, then production costs should decrease even further.

All of this is to say that things look good for the dyed cotton fabric market. It may not change tomorrow, but we can definitely look forward to good things in the future, and probably for other fabrics as well.

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