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Twin Dragon Debuts New SORBTEK® REPREVE® Denim with Superior Moisture-Wicking Capabilities

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Gardena, CA (September 11, 2017) – Twin Dragon (TD) just made a significant investment in SORBTEK®, a wicking performance fiber from Unifi. TD believes wicking performance is the succeeding industry innovation in denim comfort and will integrate it into its women’s and men’s collections, available at their mills in Asia and Mexico. In addition, there will be SORBTEK® blended with REPREVE®, a fiber from Unifi that is made from recycled plastic bottles.

With every new technical innovation in its denim, Twin Dragon aims to curb global warming. The same powerful SORBTEK® technology that keeps the yarn cool also protects against soiling such as sweat and grass, allowing consumers to wash the garment less, saving water. Because REPREVE® is made using recycled plastic bottles, it uses less energy and water, and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions, compared to making virgin fibers. Some denim in the collection will also be made with TD’s pre-reduced Liquid Indigo and Eco-Finishing.

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“Wicking performance capabilities in the athletic wear market have experienced a 70 to 80 percent growth over the past decade. Yet, the denim industry has not caught up or implemented the same capabilities in the jeans category! Now, TD is offering WICKING PERFORMANCE DENIM, which provides cooling properties to the wearer by pulling moisture away from the body. What’s better than a woman being able to wear slimming, skinny high-rise jeans while having the same performance as her yoga pants? Also, men can now wear their comfort stretch in either slim or straight fit and swap them out for sweatpants,”

Dominic Poon, CEO of Twin Dragon Marketing, Inc.

In addition, Twin Dragon’s latest WICKING PERFORMANCE DENIM COLLECTION surpassed previous denim in the “As Received” fabric testing by third party labs.

“Twin Dragon Marketing has created a high-tech SORBTEK® REPREVE® denim that provides superior moisture-management properties,” said Jay Hertwig, Vice President of global brand/premium value-added (PVA) sales for Unifi. “We are proud to work with Twin Dragon Marketing to develop a product that features the performance attributes demanded by today’s consumers, in addition to being environmentally responsible.”

TD’s high-tech SORBTEK® REPREVE® denim is a testament to the company’s steadfast commitment and development fervor to pioneer innovative fashion fabric trends and incorporate eco-awareness.  The company has successfully created everlasting color, Forever Black® and Forever White ® denim. Also, TD is one of the largest producers of Lycra® dualfx® denim, an innovative shape retention super stretch denim.  In March of this year, TD launched Liquid Indigo and Eco-Finishing that broke industry standards in water, chemical and energy conservation.

Next on the horizon is the ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE DENIM that cools in the summer and also insulates in the winter, giving the wearer year-round comfort.

REPREVE® and SORBTEK® are registered trademarks of Unifi, Inc. *Branded hangtags available for marketing purposes*

New 2017 Eco-Initiatives from Twin Dragon

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Gardena, CA (March 15, 2017) – In operation since 1980, Southern California’s, Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. (Denim) is launching Q2 2017 leading-edge ecological improvements in their Northern Hemisphere Mexican mills and at their Asian facilities. These eco-initiatives are the most advanced for sustainable denim production in the current marketplace.

“Finally–after 3 years of development, We are proud to introduce — pre-reduced LIQUID INDIGO and ECO-FINISHING – which when used together, has achieved a 85% reduction in environmentally hazardous chemical discharge, which could become the NEW GOLD STANDARD in the denim textile industry!
With the implementation of LIQUID INDIGO and ECO-FINISH, not only have we eliminated tons of chemical and water usage compared to the current dyeing & finishing standards at the mill level but— it stabilized the shade of indigo, increased the colorfastness in both dry & wet crocking  and the final denim product has a 3D appearance– it’s amazing!  In addition, this new ECO-DENIM will help the denim laundry house save water, minimize chemical usage and speed up garment processing – it’s the best scenario for both our mills & garment manufacturers!

Dominic Poon, CEO of Twin Dragon Marketing, Inc.

Over the last 10 years, TD has made significant investments in eco-friendly fibers, such as Lenzing’s Tencel® and Modal®, going on to develop their own trademarked Forever Black ® which eliminates the environmentally costly dye process for black jeans. The ECO-DENIM collection coextends Twin Dragon’s dedication to development that positively affects the environment, especially the water eco-systems affected by the denim industry.

The use of Eco-Finishing alone at their Mexico Mill for a whole year would save up to 40 million gallons of water, that’s a conservation percentage of 95% ( less water usage)!  The manufacturer would save time and money, because eco-finished denim processes faster than the current mercerized standard.  Also by using Liquid Indigo, 700,000 lbs of Sodium Hydrosulphite would be saved from contaminating the environment in one year, a 57% conservation compared the current powder indigo standard.

Looking forward to a greener future, Twin Dragon hopes to create self-cleaning denim that needs no water or chemicals!

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Our FOREVER WHITE™ is the BEST WHITE DENIM EVER! | Special ecofriendly technology that PREVENTS YELLOWING from exposure to the environment.

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Reintroducing – FOREVER WHITE™ – The MOST COLORFAST and TRUEST WHITE DENIM EVER! – It will PERMANENTLY REPLACE the old white jean standard denim. Made possible by TWIN DRAGON’S INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY blending SPECIALIZED FIBERS including sustainable cellulose ecofriendly TENCEL®.

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES that will KEEP ITS BRIGHT WHITE APPEARANCE -NO YELLOWING – even through extended wear! Therefore there is NO NEED TO FURTHER BLEACH the fabric — AN ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PLUS!

It’s the MOST GENUINE WHITE DENIM.
Made simple.

The mark [FOREVER WHITE™] can only be used on FOREVER WHITE™ fabrics manufactured by Twin Dragon Marketing, Inc. (indicated by Twin Dragon Marketing, Inc. hangtags only)

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Introducing the NEW TD TENCEL® COLLECTION from Mexico

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td2HYBRIDLOGO copyHYBRID DENIM | Just like your hybrid vehicle, Twin Dragon re-invented a denim from recycled polyester fibers and TENCEL® – a fiber made from sustainably harvested cellulose – and blended it with cotton and LYCRA® for added comfort. Also, Hybrid denim utilizes the strength of TENCEL® providing excellent recovery! This denim has a beautiful sheen for a sophisticated modern appearance and does the environment good. The soft and smooth hand feels good and leaves a clear conscience for your customer!PFDLOGO22

 

 

 

TENCEL® PFD dualFX | The best of so many worlds are combined in this special breed of prepare-for-dye twill. TENCEL® provides strength & sheen– and because of it’s high absorbancy properties–incredibly vibrant colors. Try pigment dying it too for a vintage/heritage look that shows off the highs and lows of the color. Additionally, the dualFX technology provides superior stretch with the highest recovery of any stretch denim/twill to date allowing it to stretch out and return to its original shape—alleviating the baggy knee syndrome even through extended wear.

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TENCEL® INDIGO dualFX | The new standard for modern denim- SHEEN – SUPER STRETCH – SHAPE. This special blend of TENCEL®, cotton, poly and LYCRA® provides resistance to wear and tear and a slight luster. The dualFX technology provides superior stretch with the highest recovery of any stretch denim to date allowing it to stretch out and return to its original shape—alleviating the baggy knee syndrome even through extended wear.

 

 

 

 

All of these items have advantageous pricing + duty free from Mexico, contact your account executive for more information and sampling. TENCEL® is a trademark fiber from Lenzing.  LYCRA® is a trademark of Invista.

Press Alert: Forever Black Highlighted by California Apparel News

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CAN FB articleFollowing up from our official FOREVER BLACK fabric release back in November 2013. The concept of fade less black denim is slowly catching some industry leaders attention, right here in the denim capital of the world, Los Angeles. This is the next best staple item in a women’s closet, a black jean that won’t fade, just in time for Fall 2015 collections. Contact us to see the full collection that now has 7 different denim styles utilizing this technology at varying price points.  Also, Twin Dragon can provide marketing materials such as– specially developed  hang tags for  FOREVER BLACK denim garments.  See example below.

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The Printing Revolution >>Digital Print from TD

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It’s here, it’s here! Wowzaa, take a gander at our new printed denim possibilities with the revolutionary digital printing technology! A very time efficient and cost advantageous process.  No need for strike-off after strike-off, no set-up charge & none of the hassles with screen engraving.  Photographs and high definition prints are captured on any cotton or TENCEL twill/denim with beautiful eye-catching shades of color and replication of exquisite design detail and gradients.  This technique is capable of printing 26+ colors and has had profound colorfastness to multiple wash tests.

Also, there is only a 20-30 yard minimum offered at a very competitive price. You can provide us with any image you like, as long as it has a 200+ dpi resolution.  We also have some prints in-house for you to choose from and if you like any, we will grant your line exclusivity to the print.  For any interests and further inquiries, please email us at info@twindragonmarketing.com and we will put you in touch with a sales representative.