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Stony Creek Colors

Using bio-based textile dyes to bring sustainability to farmers while empowering fashion brands with transparency.

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Sarah Bellos

Co-Founder and Ceo at Stony Creek Colors

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Springfield, Tennessee, United States
Stony Creek Colors exists to catalyze the transition from unsustainable synthetic dyes to renewable plant-based dyes in textiles and other industries. They develop and manage seed-to-harvest agricultural supply chains to integrate with innovative industrial processes and deliver safe and reliable bio-based dyes to textile mills and dye house customers. By taking what's good about synthetic dyes -- consistency, vibrancy, and scalability -- and leaving out what's harmful -- toxins, industrial pollutants, and nonrenewable carbon sources -- Stony Creek is innovating natural dyes that clean up the fashion industry and sequester carbon through sustainable agriculture. Their dyes improve profitability and ecosystem health for farmers, while empowering designers, brands, and mills with greater transparency and traceability. The company has launched their first product, natural indigo for the denim industry, with a goal of producing 15,000 acres of indigo in the U.S. in the next four years. This means they will replace 2.8 percent of synthetic indigo dye globally. But this is only the beginning: R&D and partnerships are already underway into their next colors , markets, and sources.

Currently Operating in Five Regions

Press Mentions

September 3, 2019

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March 2, 2021

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May 10, 2019

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April 18, 2019

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November 8, 2018

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