December 3. 2019
A comprehensive and independent list of the 10 most sustainable products on the Kingpins Amsterdam show floor - S/S 2021 edition.
MILL: Artistic Milliners
PRODUCT: Bio-Vision platform
A new platform built upon research into the opportunities to find the best (and evolving) options for biodegradable/compostable ingredients, which align with the zero-waste design idea. The value proposition of Bio-vision innovation is to eliminate poly in stretch constructions for jeans while maintaining the performance derived from poly blends. Bio-vision fabrics are Ellen MacArthur Jeans Redesign compliant.
PRODUCT: Org Deolinda SavesWorldShield
Features a combination of sustainable fibers and dyeing techniques. SavesWorldShield denim is made of 54% Refibra; 20% recycled cotton; 20% organic cotton; 5% recycled polyester and 1% elastane. The denim has an authentic look and claims of water savings (due to Saveblue dyeing technique) are independently verified.
MILL: Calik Denim
PRODUCT: Denethic Denim
A collection of fabrics produced with rinse, rinse + enzyme and bleach wash effects that boast water savings at both mill and laundry levels (ranging from 13% to 44%), as well as time savings of 18% to 45% at the laundry. Denethic fabrics create significant resource saving values for both fabric production and garment washing steps.
MILL: Candiani Denim
PRODUCT: Re-Gen (SK 6256 K-Old Pure)
A blend of 31% recycled pre-consumer cotton, 2% recycled pre-consumer elastan, 55% lyocell and 12% cotton that is OCS, GRS certified. Old Recycled features a combination of best-so-far materials and technologies at each step of the manufacturing process, including the dyeing process, which helps to save 15% water, 33% chemicals, and 25% energy compared to conventional dyeing processes.
MILL: Kilim Denim
PRODUCT: Morris Middark Cactus PCRD ST (D5329)
A well-made fabric with a combination of high-level construction, visuals and composition, Morris uses 100% organic cotton in the warp, 47.5% recycled cotton, 47.5% recycled polyester and 5% elastane on the weft.
The Cactus Project uses a newly developed chemical that improves the fixation of indigo on the warp yarn – resulting in less water being used to remove unfixed dyestuff. Kilim estimates water used for this process will be decreased 93%.
MILL: Naveena Denim
PRODUCT: Blue Hemp concept
Naveena is going deep into hemp with their Blue Hemp concept, which is a collection of hemp-blend denim fabrics that include a combination of cottonized hemp (up to 50%), Tencel and recycled polyester by UNIFI. Blue Hemp fabrics are finished with ozone by Jeanologia.
MILL: Neela Blue
PRODUCT: Green by NB
Made with 77% organic cotton and 22% post-consumer waste cotton, Green features a different technique of yarn spinning to create a new look and the use of post-consumer dyed waste means Green does not involve any dyeing at all – resulting in chemical and water savings as well as elimination of the discharge of polluted water. Green is certified by GRS, OCS and GOTS.
MILL: Orta Anadolu
PRODUCT: Immortalist collection
A clever combination of organic cotton and functional, responsible fibers, Immortalist fabrics represent a deep investment in fibers and dyeing processes. A key Immortalist fabric features 79% organic cotton with an organic cotton warp, 15% Tencel x Refibra, 4% Ecomade T400 and 2% elastane. The weft is Elastane + Ecomade T400 with organic cotton and Refibra. Life cycle analysis studies give additional value to the concept.
MILL: Prosperity Textile
PRODUCT: Revelation Blue (RA3713V)
An indigo-free blue denim with authentic wash-downs. Revelation Blue features a new proprietary eco dyeing technology that is aniline-free, hydrosulfite-free and offers 60% water savings.
Lightweight denim fabric made without the use of virgin cotton. A continuation of the project initiated with Adriano Goldschmied, Twig fabric is produced with GRS-certified recycled cotton and no additional dye processes – resulting in the use of 90% less dye and 95% less water.