2017 ECO-INITIATIVES

Credited from our in-house labs and several major denim brands, Our new concentrated Liquid Indigo and Eco-Finishing–alternative to mercerization —have proven themselves to be the most advanced for sustainable denim production in the current marketplace. Over 1 year, Liquid Indigo would eliminate 700,000 lbs of Sodium Hydrosulphate from being dumped in the environment. Eco-Finishing would save up to 40 million gallons of water!

Liquid Indigo

Pre-reduced indigo liquid is a substitute for the current industry standard powder indigo. This indigo represents the cleanest indigo on the market today, providing much cleaner waste water and less water usage.

Eco-Finish

Finishing process that utilizes new specialized machinery that significantly reduces water consumption by eliminating the need for a rinse and de-size step in the garment production process.  This finish provides the cleanest, better defined, relaxed look and the most comfortable hand of raw denim versus the previous mercerized raw denim.

LIQUID VS. POWDER INDIGO

LESS WATER USAGE
This indigo is in liquid form, eliminating the water needed when utilizing powder indigo.

CLEANER WASTE WATER
Over 3 million pounds of waste water sludge will be eliminated by using Liquid Indigo (based on 24 million yards produced annually).

LESS CHEMICALS
Less chemicals are needed to utilize this form of indigo, there is a 60% reduction of Sodium Hydrosulphite (a bleaching and reducing agent used in denim production).

HEALTHIER
Improved worker safety, there is a significant reduction of exposure to chemicals that would be used with powder indigo.

BETTER INDIGO & SULPHUR DYE COLOR & IMPROVED COLORFASTNESS
Better color saturation achieved versus powder indigo, less contamination, increased shade consistency and colorfastness to light and home laundering.

ECO-FINISH VS. MERCERIZATION

LESS WATER USAGE
No need for a rinse and de-size step in the garment production process, which alone saves 15 gallons of water per yard.

PFD CHEMICAL SAVINGS & LESS WATER USAGE
Eco-finished pfd goods will eliminate 95% of the water and chemicals needed in processing!

BETTER INDIGO & SULPHUR DYE COLOR & IMPROVED COLORFASTNESS
This finish provides the cleanest, best definition in weave character for Indigo and (especially!) Sulphur black raw denims, versus the previous mercerized raw denim. In addition, Colorfastness crocking tests improved by 0.5 – 1.0 grades!

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