The Future of Textiles: Healthcare you can Wear.
Consciously produced bedding infused with medicinal herbs: for your health, our workers, and the planet.
At AIZOME, we craft hypoallergenic, all-natural fabrics that soothe sensitive skin. Inspired by ancient Japanese craftsmanship and holistic wisdom, our products are made from 100% GOTS-certified organic unbleached cotton and are dyed exclusively with plants: no synthetic chemicals, no finishing agents, no toxic waste.
Our innovative dyeing technology uses the magic of sound (ultrasound) to create luxuriously soft, high-quality, colorfast fabrics while significantly cutting down on the dye water required and eliminating exposure to synthetic chemicals for our workers (and wearers). We have the tests to prove it.
Even our waste is so clean it can be turned into skincare. Watch the video to learn more!
When the mother of our co-founder, Michel, was diagnosed with cancer, treatments caused her skin to become extremely sensitive. As she spent more and more time in bed, unrelenting skin irritation led to tremendous discomfort. A doctor explained that the source of her irritation was likely the dark, synthetic dye in her bed sheets; her weakened immune system could no longer protect her skin from the harsh chemicals embedded in the fibers. Switching her sheets to undyed textile significantly decreased her skin irritation, offering her a bit more comfort along her journey with terminal illness.
Michel was struck by the impact textile had upon his mother’s quality of life. Driven to learn more, he and his partner (and AIZOME co-founder) Misa began to ask questions, but pulling at the metaphorical threads of the textile industry revealed an alarming lack of transparency that hid substantial environmental and human harm. Misa is originally from Japan; Michel from Germany. Michel had been living in Japan for 10 years when they met, connecting over a shared love of craftsmanship. Together, they created AIZOME. Now married, they live in Munich with their beloved pup, Ella, and two cats Butter and Marky.
The Plant-Based Dyes
Anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antibacterial and so much more.
We at AIZOME combine tradition and technology to produce textiles that are not only utterlyharmless to our environment but also beneficial for your skin and wellbeing. Plants such asIndigo, Rubia, and Sumac offer a wide range of health benefits due to their anti-inflammatory andanalgesic components, making them potent allies in the treatment of allergies, pain, and wounds.Their anti-bacterial properties aid in offering protection against harmful pathogens. Our fabricsare made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, perfect for those with sensitive skins.
In partnership with nature, in harmony with tradition.
Holistic wisdom has embraced plants as medicine for centuries. Traditional Japanese indigo dyeing uses medicinal plants to create colorful textiles full of health benefits. For instance,samurai warriors would dye their clothing with indigo, to prevent any possible wounds from getting infected. However, since the color and its unique properties would fade with time, plant-based dyeing was deemed infeasible for mass production.The beauty of state-of-the-art technology was the answer. AIZOME fabrics are dyed using our own patented AIZOME ULTRA™ technology that uses ultrasound to infuse our textiles with the plant's color pigments and properties. High-frequency waves literally press the dye into every cavity of the fiber. Compared to traditional plant dyeing (and even conventional synthetic dyeing), AIZOME textiles are unmatched in quality and durability.
Good for the people, good for the planet.
Textiles are such an intimate part of our lives, and yet they are often produced with highly toxic substances; from carcinogens and neurotoxins to endocrine disruptors, over 8,000 synthetic chemicals are used in textile dyeing and finishing, resulting in damaging the planet, the workers, and the wearers. AIZOME is here to change that. Our patent-pending process uses zero chemicals, leading to a fabric that is not only harmless but even beneficial. It uses up to 200x's less water than conventional dyeing, produces no toxic wastewater, enabling us to significantly reduce our AIZOME water footprint. But the coolest part? Even the wastewater from AIZOME dyeing contains beneficial substances, which can be used to nurture the soil.
Simplicity can be radical. Our sheets are made from organic cotton, water, and medicinal herbs. Of these ingredients, all are good for your skin and are completely biodegradable. While chemical dyes are widely recognized to cause devastating effects on the environment and factory workers, our dyes produce zero toxic waste. In fact, our wastewater is so pure, it has been used as fertilizer, and even skin care. It is also estimated our dyeing process requires 75% less water than conventional synthetic dyeing.
Sustainable Textile Pioneer Lynda Grose on AIZOME
Materials Innovation Scientist Dr. Sudeep Motupalli Rao about AIZOME