Digital denim can reduce energy and water consumption

January 1st, 2022

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created “digital denim,” an inkjet-based printing process that mimics denim colors and wear patterns. Because the base fabric is printed rather than dyed, the process can lead to greater varieties of colors and patterns, while reducing water and energy use. Fabrics can have a “new denim” look. Photos: […]

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Recycled denim blooms into fabric art

July 1st, 2021

Ian Berry repurposes denim he sources from waste, utilizing various cuts, textures and shades of blue to bring to life his views of the world through eye-catching installations, including this one for the San Francisco Flower Mart. Photos: Lawrence Anderson Productions. While the iconic San Francisco Flower Mart is preparing for a move to a […]

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Lenzing’s Indigo Color technology is making denim ‘greener’

April 1st, 2021

Denim remains an important market for Lenzing, and the introduction of TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology is designed to help reduce the ecological footprint of denim fabrics and garments. Photo: Lenzing Group. Demand for eco-responsible alternatives in the denim industry is growing, as brands and supply chain partners seek greater sustainability. The Lenzing Group […]

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Sustainable denim with DryIndigo®

February 7th, 2020

By implementing DryIndigo® technology in 2019, Tejidos Royo has saved more than one million liters of water used in denim dyeing. The economic contribution from the first million liters saved was donated to UNICEF for its water and sanitation programs that improve the lives of children around the world. DryIndigo uses zero percent water in […]

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Sustainable denim is here

January 14th, 2020

As a result of implementing DryIndigo® technology in 2019, Tejidos Royo has saved more than one million liters of water used in denim dyeing. The economic contribution from the first million liters saved was donated to UNICEF for its water and sanitation programs. DryIndigo uses zero percent water in the dyeing process and reduces energy […]

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Triple Chill cooling denim

October 1st, 2018

Denim is always in style—but it’s not always the first choice in the heat of the summer. A new line that keeps its cool could change all that. Developed by Atlanta, Ga.-based performance fabric innovator brrr°, the textile is designed to move heat and moisture away from the body, alleviating that hot and sweaty feel. […]

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Changes in denim sourcing

July 12th, 2016

According to a report by the International Trade Administration’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), denim brands and retailers made marked changes in sourcing in the first quarter of 2016. Denim imports from China were 24.6 percent of the total for the period, down from 24.9 percent a year ago. Imports from Mexico fell from 30 percent of […]

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