Featuring among the most polluting creation processes in the world, the reinvention of jeans, and more specificaly, of denim, is nowadays of paramount urgency. During the last few years it became a crucial issue for the apparel industry, many are the companies taking it head on. During our attendance at the latest Denim Premiere Vision trade show, the leading premium denim supply show, we have spotted some of the most interesting sustainable solutions to denim development.
Naveena Denim – Thirst-free Denim (Pakistan)
The Thirst-free H2NO denim is made with a sustainable technology that uses air to reproduce ozone gas conditions to give fabric the real look of outdoor usage. It conserves up to 90% of water and energy, and reduces the carbon footprint. No steam, no water, no chemicals. Saves 12 litres of water per jeans. Saves 10 to 12 tonnes of chemicals annually.
Santanderina presents Refibra®, a Tencel® recycling initiative in collaboration with Lenzing to drive circular economy solutions in the textile world. Refibra® is made from cotton waste fabrics. The recycling of cotton waste fabrics into virgin textile Tencel® fibres offers a practical solution to enable circular economy in the apparel industry.
The Evolutive Colours collection was created to obtain colour effects with a treatment applied to some or all of the fabric. A wide range of colours that can be applied to velvet or sportswear makes it possible to closely approach a jeans look, while reducing environmental impact.
0% water-consumption buttons by YKK prove that it is possible to create stylish effects while keeping an eye on the environment. This original button comes with an eco-friendly finish, but the new and interesting feature is that it uses absolutely no water at all, in any step of its manufacturing process. Instead of the galvanic bath, a polishing process is done on the cap base material.
All products used to wash this denim jacket are Green Screen certified, which means that all the chemical processes pass the strictest toxicological test known in textiles. In addition, the garment has been washed with the new geo-power NPS product, making it possible to achieve a true stone wash effect, without using any pumice stone. It results in a product with a lower carbon footprint and 80% water conservation.
A range of pocketing fabrics that uses recycled yarns produced from plastic bottles taken from landfill sites. For every 1 pound of Repreve polyester yarn, 0.4 gallons of gasoline are saved along with huge energy savings. Copen United supplies many brands with recycled pocketing materials using the ENCORE range.
We encourage you to have a look at Denim Première Vision’s official website to discover the SS ’19 Denim Trends spotted during the event.