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Jez Harris

By Jez Harris

31st October 2021

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Using a 5000-year-old Ayurvedic dyeing technique, GIBIE Bath Linen is made from bamboo/organic cotton and fabricated using innovative weaving techniques...

Jez Harris

By Jez Harris

31st October 2021

Jez Harris

By Jez Harris

31st October 2021

Fabric dyeing is identified as one of the most polluting and harmful industries in the world today. It not only harms our environment in a big way, but the synthetic chemicals used in these dyes can be even harmful to our skin, especially the sensitive skin of new-born and kids. There have been instances reported when people have suffered from skin rashes and itching due to these dyes. Some of the chemicals used in dyeing can even cause skin cancer. In fact, there have been instances when clothing companies had to recall their products because of health complaints by the consumers.

However, GIBIE has come to life as an alternative saviour brand which intends to reduce the harmful effects and pollution through their skin friendly herbal towels. They provide the finest bath linen through a combination of innovative weaving technology & 5000-year-old Ayurvedic dyeing techniques. Through their naturally dyed bath towels they promote Ayurvedic Herbal Dyeing as an alternative to today’s chemical-intensive dyeing industry. GIBIE make towels for the people who aspire to live with & choose healthy and green products. GIBIE believes that there are enough resources available in nature to develop a superior fabrics and they want to tap into the benefits & utilities that come with natural fibres & dyes, whilst highlighting issues with today’s textiles.

“Through its naturally dyed textiles, GIBIE wants to develop Ayurvedic Herbal Dyeing as an alternative to today’s disastrous chemical-intensive dyeing industry”

Working in the textiles industry for many years in India, GIBIE’s founder Hitesh learnt about the terrible conditions within the dyeing industry. The amount of pollution this industry was pushing out into rivers in India resulted in many diseases. Workers lost their fingers because of the harmful synthetic dyes, & consumers today continue to wear such dyes on their body. Disheartened, Hitesh decided to make a change, so went on a journey to source alternative dyeing methods. He came across a dyeing practice which was 100% natural, healthy & had existed in India for 5000 years but was on the brink of extinction. He started working on ways to make this dyeing process viable for modern textiles. 3 years of hard work allowed him to develop the right method and identify manufacturers to work with to create the finest, utility-based linen. Labelled GIBIE from the Sanskrit words; Gunas, Indriya, Buddhi, Ichha & Eka meaning Mind, Body & Soul, the most important aspects of Ayurvedic practice.

Through its naturally dyed textiles, GIBIE wants to develop Ayurvedic Herbal Dyeing as an alternative to today’s disastrous chemical-intensive dyeing industry. 100% of the water used in the dyeing process is reused in agriculture ensuring zero water wastage or contamination from our dyeing methods. Ayurvedic Herbal dyeing is 100% natural and comes with many never-seen-before Ayurvedic benefits like it enhances the skin immunity, revitalisation and increases metabolism.

GIBIE’s bath Linen range is made from natural fibres and fabricated using innovative weaving techniques to provide the most luxurious feel and fantastic qualities like anti-bacterial, odour resistant, quick-drying and quick absorbent.

GIBIE is the only bath linen brand that provides sustainable and health-conscious products inspired from 5000-year old Ayurvedic dyeing practices that affect our physical and mental well-being. Being a PETA approved vegan brand, GIBIE™ has vowed never to manufacture by cruelty. GIBIE was also selected at the Green Product Awards, 2020 and has been recognised and awarded as among the top 100 most sustainable products, globally.

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