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ISKO unveils its 2022 Collection Vol. 2 with new technologies (c) ISKO
09.06.2021

ISKO unveils its 2022 Collection Vol. 2 with new technologies

ISKO presents 2022 Collection Vol. 2, a forward-thinking collection with responsibility, creativity, authenticity and comfort engrained into every fiber of every fabric to provide solutions for all denim lovers’ dreams and needs across the world.

2022 Collection Vol. 2 has been created using the company’s principles of Responsible Innovation™ and is made entirely with ISKO’s revolutionary R-TWO™ technology. Certified to Textile Exchange credentials, the R-TWO™ fabrics in 2022 Collection Vol. 2 ensure complete traceability of raw materials from field to final product. Using a blend of reused and recycled materials, they help decrease the usage of raw materials and improve sourcing efficiency, while preserving all the properties and benefits of each product. R-TWO offers a simple way for companies to switch from virgin to reused and recycled materials for all products in ISKO’s collection.

The 2022 Collection Vol. 2 further explores the four lifestyles introduced in ISKO’s Vol. 1 collection -Denim Lovers, Simplify, ISKO™ Comfy and Euphoria – building on a collection to provide further inspiration for designers and brands to suit different vibes and moods.

ISKO presents 2022 Collection Vol. 2, a forward-thinking collection with responsibility, creativity, authenticity and comfort engrained into every fiber of every fabric to provide solutions for all denim lovers’ dreams and needs across the world.

2022 Collection Vol. 2 has been created using the company’s principles of Responsible Innovation™ and is made entirely with ISKO’s revolutionary R-TWO™ technology. Certified to Textile Exchange credentials, the R-TWO™ fabrics in 2022 Collection Vol. 2 ensure complete traceability of raw materials from field to final product. Using a blend of reused and recycled materials, they help decrease the usage of raw materials and improve sourcing efficiency, while preserving all the properties and benefits of each product. R-TWO offers a simple way for companies to switch from virgin to reused and recycled materials for all products in ISKO’s collection.

The 2022 Collection Vol. 2 further explores the four lifestyles introduced in ISKO’s Vol. 1 collection -Denim Lovers, Simplify, ISKO™ Comfy and Euphoria – building on a collection to provide further inspiration for designers and brands to suit different vibes and moods.

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ISKO / Menabò Group

25.05.2021

ISKO donates denim fabrics to Savannah College of Art and Design

As part of ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ strategy, the company has a commitment to supporting the next generation of design students and up-and-coming designers and brands. This commitment was shown most recently when the leading denim innovator donated a selection of its denim fabrics to three students at the Savannah College of Art and Design, to support the design and development of their final year collections and help them shape their creative vision.

On 7 May, the students’ collections were presented to a panel of fashion industry experts, including ISKO’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, Sonny Puryear, who offered invaluable feedback and support for their future endeavours.

The university has taken part in several past editions of ISKO’s I-SKOOL™ denim design contest, so it was logical that three of this year’s graduates, Ifeade Adedokun, E'Naiyah Frazier, and Maryam Muhammad would turn to ISKO in light of its longstanding knowledge and expertise when it comes to denim. The company was proud to provide them with ISKO fabrics, developed according to advanced and responsible processes and in compliance with strict international standards.

As part of ISKO’s Responsible Innovation™ strategy, the company has a commitment to supporting the next generation of design students and up-and-coming designers and brands. This commitment was shown most recently when the leading denim innovator donated a selection of its denim fabrics to three students at the Savannah College of Art and Design, to support the design and development of their final year collections and help them shape their creative vision.

On 7 May, the students’ collections were presented to a panel of fashion industry experts, including ISKO’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, Sonny Puryear, who offered invaluable feedback and support for their future endeavours.

The university has taken part in several past editions of ISKO’s I-SKOOL™ denim design contest, so it was logical that three of this year’s graduates, Ifeade Adedokun, E'Naiyah Frazier, and Maryam Muhammad would turn to ISKO in light of its longstanding knowledge and expertise when it comes to denim. The company was proud to provide them with ISKO fabrics, developed according to advanced and responsible processes and in compliance with strict international standards.

Weitere Informationen:
Isko Denim Design fashion industry
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Menabò Group srl

DELTA plant landesweit erstes C2C®-Warenhaus für Levi Strauss & Co. (c) Delta/ Quadrant4
26.04.2021

DELTA plant landesweit erstes C2C®-Warenhaus für Levi Strauss & Co.

Auf dem Grundstück des Industrieparks „Große Heide Wulfen“ lässt die DELTA Development Group derzeit das grünste Warenhaus Deutschlands entstehen: Mit der innovativen Logistik-Immobilie „Positive Footprint Wearhouse“ holt der niederländische Projektentwickler dabei nicht nur den Denim Leader Levi Strauss & Co. in die Region, sondern realisiert gleichzeitig die deutschlandweit erste Logistikfläche, die dem Nachhaltigkeitsanspruch Cradle-to-Cradle® entspricht. Mit Drees & Sommer im General Construction Management mit der Nachhaltigkeitskonzeption, Bremer BAU als Generalunternehmer, dem Architektenteam von Quadrant4 und mit spezialisierten Investment- und Vermögensverwalter ELREP setzt DELTA so ein Zeichen für zukunftsorientiertes Bauen.

Auf dem Grundstück des Industrieparks „Große Heide Wulfen“ lässt die DELTA Development Group derzeit das grünste Warenhaus Deutschlands entstehen: Mit der innovativen Logistik-Immobilie „Positive Footprint Wearhouse“ holt der niederländische Projektentwickler dabei nicht nur den Denim Leader Levi Strauss & Co. in die Region, sondern realisiert gleichzeitig die deutschlandweit erste Logistikfläche, die dem Nachhaltigkeitsanspruch Cradle-to-Cradle® entspricht. Mit Drees & Sommer im General Construction Management mit der Nachhaltigkeitskonzeption, Bremer BAU als Generalunternehmer, dem Architektenteam von Quadrant4 und mit spezialisierten Investment- und Vermögensverwalter ELREP setzt DELTA so ein Zeichen für zukunftsorientiertes Bauen.

Cradle-to-Cradle® goes Logistik
Innovation trifft Praxis: Circa 70.000 m² umfasst die neue Logistik-Immobilie auf dem revitalisierten Bergbaustandort, die der Modemarke Levi Strauss ab 2023 für eine Mietdauer von 20 Jahren als Distributionszentrum dienen wird. Dabei zeichnet sich das Fullfillment Center vor allem durch den innovativen Cradle-to-Cradle® (kurz: C2C) Ansatz aus. Dieser beschreibt eine zirkuläre Bauweise, die auf den Prinzipien der Wiederverwertung, Ressourcenschonung und Abfallreduktion basiert und das Ziel verfolgt, den ökologischen Fußabdruck so klein wie möglich zu halten. Bei der Übertragung ihres Nachhaltigkeitsanspruchs in die Logistik-Praxis des „Positive Footprint Wearhouse“ konnte DELTA auf die Expertise des Architektenbüros Quadrant4 zurückgreifen, das diesen auf allen Lager-, Büro- und Gemeinschaftsflächen kompromisslos umsetzte.

Eine Architektur mit grünem Faden
Ganz im Sinne des C2C®-Ansatzes sind jegliche Baumaterialien des neuen Zentrums auf Wiederverwertung ausgelegt und werden in einer Material-Datenbank erfasst. Am Ende der Nutzungsperiode ermöglicht eine spezielle architektonische Verwendung die problemlose Trennung nach Materialtyp. Um die Luftqualität der Innenräume konstant hoch zu halten, wurden zudem ausschließlich schadstoffarme Materialien verwendet. Nicht nur beim Thema Gesundheit rückt die Immobilie den Menschen in den Mittelpunkt: Auf Grundlage des „Human Centered Designs“ ist das Zentrum auf sozialen Austausch und Inspiration ausgelegt und mit zahlreichen Gemeinschafts- und Grünflächen ausgestattet. Grün ist der Firmenstandort dabei sowohl im wörtlichen als auch im übertragenen Sinne: Neben den Grünflächen im Außenbereich verfügt die Immobilie über einen Dachgarten, der sowohl zur Aufrechterhaltung der Biodiversität als auch als Sammelstelle und Kläranlage des gebäudeinternen Wasserkreislaufs eingesetzt wird. Durch den Einsatz erneuerbarer Energiequellen kann Zentrum einen Großteil seines Energiebedarfs selbst decken. LEED1- und WELL2-Zertifizierungen untermauern den Nachhaltigkeitscharakter des Gebäudes zusätzlich.

Der nächste wichtige Schritt: Delta und Levi’s treiben Nachhaltigkeit voran
„Bereits seit 2003 folgen wir bei DELTA fast ausschließlich dem C2C®-Leitbild und rücken so konsequent die Zukunft des Planeten in den Fokus unserer Projekte. Nachhaltigkeit, Gesundheit und Wirtschaftlichkeit stellen dabei stets eine untrennbare Einheit dar“, erklärt Edwin Meijerink von DELTA Development den innovativen Ansatz. Mit dem Einzug der Modemarke Levi Strauss wird der Nachhaltigkeitsgedanke der C2C®-Immobilie in die unternehmerische Praxis übertragen. Eine geteilte Wertehaltung war hierfür unerlässlich.

In den Niederlanden hat DELTA mit Immobilien wie dem ABC Square oder dem Fokker Logistics Park in Schiphol bereits zahlreiche nachhaltige Logistik-Großprojekte realisiert – in Deutschland steht der Projektentwickler noch am Anfang.

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PR + Presseagentur textschwester

DENIMAZING: a new denim world (c) DENIMAZING
New Denim World
14.04.2021

DENIMAZING: a new denim world

  • The new platform created for b2b / b2c online sales entirely dedicated to the business of denim.

The year 2020 witnessed an acceleration in the importance of online sales. It is now clear to anyone involved the business of sales that e-commerce represents the future.

That’s when the creative idea by Laura Pianazza, founder of DENIMAZING (combination of DENIM and AMAZING), was launched on the platform powered by VELVET.  Its prime objective is to help small and medium sized companies to increase their online sales, focusing on the development of marketing strategies in an omnichannel environment thanks to an intelligent balance between technology and professional experience.

  • The new platform created for b2b / b2c online sales entirely dedicated to the business of denim.

The year 2020 witnessed an acceleration in the importance of online sales. It is now clear to anyone involved the business of sales that e-commerce represents the future.

That’s when the creative idea by Laura Pianazza, founder of DENIMAZING (combination of DENIM and AMAZING), was launched on the platform powered by VELVET.  Its prime objective is to help small and medium sized companies to increase their online sales, focusing on the development of marketing strategies in an omnichannel environment thanks to an intelligent balance between technology and professional experience.

Laura Pianazza derives her professional experience from the editorial sector, where she was active for many years on a European level for a trade magazine specialized in the denim business. Thanks to this background, she was able to develop a strong network of contacts with entrepreneurs, top management and marketing agencies. Her constant interaction with customers shed light on the digital challenges present in most Italian companies: firstly, the fragmentation of services offered online and, secondly, the lack of integration between technology and marketing strategies. The latter is the one most often neglected by firms and Laura recognized many risked not being well prepared for this transformational shift in business by investing little time and at a slow pace.

The DENIMAZING project works side by side with denim fabric manufacturing companies (b2b), finished product brands and distribution companies (b2c), all with the same common denominator: denim. A unique service assisting raw materials manufacturers in finding market niches in companies that create product, who in their own right would like their brand to be seen and sold to a growing customer base. In the b2b landscape, companies can sell their own fabrics by the meter thanks to their own 3D presentation and customers can virtually visit their showrooms. Similarly, brands will have the same possibility to sell their creations as on a real e-commerce site, thanks to virtual tours in their showroom and specific areas for sales and/or chatting/videocalls with end-customers. Instead, for companies providing supply chain services (coloring, washing, etc.), individual virtual rooms will be made available inside the marketplace, in order to speak directly with sales managers from brands and the fabric companies.

The business side is just one aspect of this project. Thanks to its partnership with the marketing and online sales agency VELVET, DENIMAZING grows based upon a series of key tasks during different phases, namely: platform construction, marketing and advertising, both traditional and via web and social medias.

Not only has Laura has added a series of high-level technology/web master courses to her experience, but DENIMAZING also brings together a team of qualified professionals having a longtime experience in different fields of the denim business: sales, entrepreneurs, web design and marketing, while the end-customer will be in direct contact with the headquarters for assistance, customer care and updates.

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EFFE-BI SRL
PR MEDIA AGENCY

01.04.2021

Devan/Jeanologia: Reduced water usage for post garment treatments

Devan, one of the leading companies in sustainable and functional textile finishes, has been working together with Jeanologia, a global leader in sustainable and efficient finishing technologies for textiles, to reduce further water consumption during the application of Devan’s awarded BI-OME® antimicrobial and R-Vital® skincare range.

With increased attention to climate change and limiting excess water consumption in textile production (whether denim or other textiles), Devan and Jeanologia worked together to evaluate the application of Devan finishes onto garments via the patented e-Flow technology.

Devan, one of the leading companies in sustainable and functional textile finishes, has been working together with Jeanologia, a global leader in sustainable and efficient finishing technologies for textiles, to reduce further water consumption during the application of Devan’s awarded BI-OME® antimicrobial and R-Vital® skincare range.

With increased attention to climate change and limiting excess water consumption in textile production (whether denim or other textiles), Devan and Jeanologia worked together to evaluate the application of Devan finishes onto garments via the patented e-Flow technology.

e-Flow technology can accomplish a considerable number of finishing effects with the highest quality, a minimal amount of water and zero discharge. The technology uses micronization and nebulization to substitute traditional abrasion process and deliver performance chemistry using nano-bubbles instead of water. It reduces the cost of application, saves the amount of water used and ensures that the correct amount of chemistry stays in the garment and not in the water. e-Flow is the perfect fit for every industrial washing machine. This allows mills and brands to apply Devan’s technologies in a more sustainable way than using traditional application equipment, even for smaller production runs and direct onto garments.

“With the global textile production using 4% of the global freshwater withdrawal, here at Devan we are continuously working on more sustainable solutions”, says Dr. Vanessa Daelman, CTO at Devan. “Next to this, we of course highly value sustainable application methods from Jeanologia, like e-Flow, in order to reduce the excess water usage during textile application. We are delighted that we could work together with Jeanologia and establish that Devan technologies can be easily applied via these technologies onto garments or fabrics like denim and with full retention of functionality. This application method also allows post garment treatment of our finishes, for example an antimicrobial treatment onto already finished garments, which will be increasingly important in a more circular textile world where re-use plays an important role”, Dr. Daelman concludes.

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Marketing Solutions NV

 

30.03.2021

ISKO™ Selvedge: contemporary denim heritage

ISKO introduces ISKO™ Selvedge – a 21st century reinterpretation of one of the most legendary denim fabrics ever made. Inspired by the history and reverence of original Selvedge denim, ISKO has applied its high-performance patented technologies to develop a new Selvedge range. Available in a wide selection of weights, stretch options and finishes, ISKO™ Selvedge adds flexibility, softness and comfort to a fabric more commonly known for its raw and rigid qualities.

The new ISKO™ Selvedge range preserves the authenticity and many of Selvedge’s hallmarks beloved by true denim aficionados the world over, whilst introducing modern attributes such as sustainability, comfort and wearability, which are guaranteed to make it a favorite of a new generation of denim lovers.

ISKO introduces ISKO™ Selvedge – a 21st century reinterpretation of one of the most legendary denim fabrics ever made. Inspired by the history and reverence of original Selvedge denim, ISKO has applied its high-performance patented technologies to develop a new Selvedge range. Available in a wide selection of weights, stretch options and finishes, ISKO™ Selvedge adds flexibility, softness and comfort to a fabric more commonly known for its raw and rigid qualities.

The new ISKO™ Selvedge range preserves the authenticity and many of Selvedge’s hallmarks beloved by true denim aficionados the world over, whilst introducing modern attributes such as sustainability, comfort and wearability, which are guaranteed to make it a favorite of a new generation of denim lovers.

The range includes 19 fabric varieties, with weights spanning from 7.75 to 14.5 oz and elasticity options between 13% – 52% for outstanding recovery and holding power. This variegated array relies on R-TWO™ technology. Certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials, this platform ensures full traceability, minimizing environmental impact and delivering astounding quality to each solution included in the ISKO™ Selvedge family.

Weitere Informationen:
Isko Denim Sustainability
Quelle:

Menabò Group

(c) Dibella GmbH
22.03.2021

2. Upcycling-Projekt von Dibella: Aus Servietten werden Jeans

Nachdem im August 2020 der Startschuss für das Kreislauf-Konzept „Dibella up“ fiel, wurden aus gebrauchten Hoteltextilien bereits tausende hochwertige Taschen gefertigt. Nun stellt das Unternehmen ein weiteres Upcycling-Projekt vor. Im Rahmen einer Machbarkeitsstudie wurden nicht mehr vermietbare Bio-Fairtrade-Servietten des Unternehmens zu Jeans verarbeitet.

Das Projekt verspricht eine erfolgreiche Kreislaufführung gebrauchter Objekttextilien. Im Rahmen einer Machbarkeitsstudie wurden knapp 5.000 aussortierte Servietten für die Jeans-Produktion in Pakistan eingesetzt. Das Besondere an dem Verfahren ist dabei die Nachverfolgbarkeit der Rohstoffe über sämtliche Verarbeitungsstufen.

Nachdem im August 2020 der Startschuss für das Kreislauf-Konzept „Dibella up“ fiel, wurden aus gebrauchten Hoteltextilien bereits tausende hochwertige Taschen gefertigt. Nun stellt das Unternehmen ein weiteres Upcycling-Projekt vor. Im Rahmen einer Machbarkeitsstudie wurden nicht mehr vermietbare Bio-Fairtrade-Servietten des Unternehmens zu Jeans verarbeitet.

Das Projekt verspricht eine erfolgreiche Kreislaufführung gebrauchter Objekttextilien. Im Rahmen einer Machbarkeitsstudie wurden knapp 5.000 aussortierte Servietten für die Jeans-Produktion in Pakistan eingesetzt. Das Besondere an dem Verfahren ist dabei die Nachverfolgbarkeit der Rohstoffe über sämtliche Verarbeitungsstufen.

Die Servietten aus reiner Bio-Fairtrade-Baumwolle hatten ihren Ursprung in Indien. Dort wurden die Fasern von Kleinstfarmern der Chetna Kooperative angebaut und geerntet und anschließend in einem zertifizierten Unternehmen zu langlebigen Textilien verarbeitet. Von Dibella gingen die Servietten an Lamme Textile Management, wo sie viele Jahre den Nutzungsprozess in Wäscherei und Gastronomie durchliefen. Sämtliche Stufen waren anhand eines „Respect-Codes“, mit dem jedes Stück gekennzeichnet war, nachvollziehbar.

In dem Kreislauf-Projekt wurde die ursprüngliche Lieferkette umgekehrt: Dibella transportierte die von Lamme Textile Management ausrangierten Bio-Fairtrade-Servietten nach Pakistan. Dort wurde die Ware in einem vollstufigen, auf Nachhaltigkeit spezialisierten Textilbetrieb geschreddert und die Bio-Fairtrade-Baumwollfasern zurückgewonnen. Im nächsten Schritt wurden sie mit „Frischfasern“ gemischt, zu Garnen für die Denim-Herstellung ausgesponnen, verwebt, mit nachhaltigen Verfahren ausgerüstet, Qualitätsprüfungen unterzogen und dann zu Jeans konfektioniert.

Weitere Informationen:
Dibella
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Dibella GmbH

Archroma celebrates 3 years of working with aniline-free Indigo Heroes (c) Archroma
22.03.2021

Archroma celebrates 3 years of working with aniline-free Indigo Heroes

  • 18+ metric tons of aniline are estimated to have been removed from the denim supply chain in about 3 years(2).
  • That represents 300'000'000+ pairs of jeans free of aniline, with 18'000+ garment workers, and aquatic life, protected from its toxicity(2).

Archroma celebrates nearly 3 years of successfully converting the denim industry to aniline-free(1) pre-reduced liquid indigo.

Archroma launched its aniline-free(1) Denisol® Pure Indigo in May 2018(3).

  • 18+ metric tons of aniline are estimated to have been removed from the denim supply chain in about 3 years(2).
  • That represents 300'000'000+ pairs of jeans free of aniline, with 18'000+ garment workers, and aquatic life, protected from its toxicity(2).

Archroma celebrates nearly 3 years of successfully converting the denim industry to aniline-free(1) pre-reduced liquid indigo.

Archroma launched its aniline-free(1) Denisol® Pure Indigo in May 2018(3).

Aniline is a key ingredient to make the indigo molecule. Unfortunately, during this process some aniline impurities are carried through into the indigo dyestuff. When the indigo is dyed on the fabric, a lot of the aniline impurity is locked into the pigment in the fabric. The remainder of the aniline impurity, approximately 300 metric tons annually, is discharged during dyeing. This can be an issue as aniline is toxic to aquatic life. In addition, exposure levels to factory workers can be high. The new Denisol® Pure Indigo 30 liq was therefore developed as an aniline-free(1) indigo solution for designers, manufacturers and brand owners who long for authentic indigo inspiration.

Since the launch of Denisol® Pure Indigo, several denim manufacturers, such as front-runner Absolute Denim, as well as Advance Denim, Azgard 9, Kilim Group, Nuevo Mundo, Rantex, Shasha Denim and Tuong Long, have taken the matter in their hands and converted their production or dedicated lines to aniline-free denim to brands and retailers.

The innovation is also supported by denim partners such as Be Disobedient and The Denim Window.

Archroma evaluates that, based on the total quantity of Denisol® Pure Indigo sold until its introduction, its partners helped remove almost 18 metric tons of aniline from the denim supply chain. That represents an equivalent to about 300’000’000 pairs of jeans free of aniline and more than 18’000 garment workers protected from its toxicity(2).

 

(1) Below limits of detection according to industry standards (tested & proven).
(2) Based on 15 minutes of work to produce one pair of jeans, produced over 8-hour working days and 300 working weeks per year.
(3) For the launch press release, click here.

Weitere Informationen:
Archroma aniline-free Denim
Quelle:

EMG

EDUARD DRESSLER Cashmere Denim ED 1929 (c) EDUARD DRESSLER
Calming Nature Sakko
17.03.2021

EDUARD DRESSLER Cashmere Denim ED 1929

  • Lässiger Luxus von EDUARD DRESSLER
  • Premiere für die exklusive Cashmere Denim ED 1929

Wenn die Lebenswelten zwischen Home und Office verschmelzen, gewinnen Flexibiliät, Entspannung und Natürlichkeit mehr und mehr an Bedeutung. Die neue Cashmere Denim ED 1929 aus der aktuellen EDUARD DRESSLER Herbst/Winter Kollektion 2021 bringt die neue Casualisierung unseres Alltags mit lässigem Luxus auf den Punkt.

Die Denim ED 1929 wird in einer italienischen Manufaktur in Venetien produziert und verbindet Handwerkskunst mit stilvollen sartorialen Elementen. Als Alternative zur Chino bietet sie eine moderne Weiterentwicklung des maskulinen Looks – selbstbewusst, anspruchsvoll und zugleich in höchstem Maße dem Komfort verpflichtet.

  • Lässiger Luxus von EDUARD DRESSLER
  • Premiere für die exklusive Cashmere Denim ED 1929

Wenn die Lebenswelten zwischen Home und Office verschmelzen, gewinnen Flexibiliät, Entspannung und Natürlichkeit mehr und mehr an Bedeutung. Die neue Cashmere Denim ED 1929 aus der aktuellen EDUARD DRESSLER Herbst/Winter Kollektion 2021 bringt die neue Casualisierung unseres Alltags mit lässigem Luxus auf den Punkt.

Die Denim ED 1929 wird in einer italienischen Manufaktur in Venetien produziert und verbindet Handwerkskunst mit stilvollen sartorialen Elementen. Als Alternative zur Chino bietet sie eine moderne Weiterentwicklung des maskulinen Looks – selbstbewusst, anspruchsvoll und zugleich in höchstem Maße dem Komfort verpflichtet.

Die Premium Denim wird in den drei Waschungen Rinse Wash, Medium Wash und Dark Used und vier verschiedenen Beinlängen von 30 bis 36 ab HW21 erhältlich sein. Die Silhouette ist entspannt, die Beinweite ist schlank, aber relaxed. Durch den Cashmere-Anteil von 6 % verfügt die ED 1929 über einen ausgesprochen soften und luxuriösen Touch. Christian Fenske, Head of Design, erläutert: „Mit der neuen Cashmere Denim ED 1929 bieten wir eine ganz besondere Luxus-Denim an, die höchste Ansprüche erfüllt: exzellente Materialien, erstklassige Verarbeitung, softe Haptik und doch eine authentische Denim.“

Mostafiz Uddin Wins Coveted Drapers Sustainable Fashion Champion Award (c) Denim Expert Limited
Mostafiz Uddin
10.03.2021

Mostafiz Uddin Wins Coveted Drapers Sustainable Fashion Champion Award

  • Mostafiz Uddin, Managing Director of Denim Expert Limited and Founder of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) has won Sustainable Fashion Champion at the Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards 2021, which took place virtually on 10 March.

On receiving the award, Mostafiz said he wants to be a game-changer in the apparel industry, leading by example to inspire others to behave responsibly and ethically.

He also dedicated the award to H&M which, he explained, supported his business, Denim Expert, through the pandemic by continuing to place orders He said the loyal support of the Swedish fashion giant almost certainly helped save the livelihoods of 2000 workers at his factory and their 10000 family members. “That’s true sustainability leadership,” he said.

The Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards recognise steps being made in reducing the fashion industry’s environmental impact and creating fairer working conditions across the supply chain.
Judged by an independent panel of sustainability and fashion retail experts, the awards shine a spotlight on best practice within the global fashion industry.

  • Mostafiz Uddin, Managing Director of Denim Expert Limited and Founder of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) has won Sustainable Fashion Champion at the Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards 2021, which took place virtually on 10 March.

On receiving the award, Mostafiz said he wants to be a game-changer in the apparel industry, leading by example to inspire others to behave responsibly and ethically.

He also dedicated the award to H&M which, he explained, supported his business, Denim Expert, through the pandemic by continuing to place orders He said the loyal support of the Swedish fashion giant almost certainly helped save the livelihoods of 2000 workers at his factory and their 10000 family members. “That’s true sustainability leadership,” he said.

The Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards recognise steps being made in reducing the fashion industry’s environmental impact and creating fairer working conditions across the supply chain.
Judged by an independent panel of sustainability and fashion retail experts, the awards shine a spotlight on best practice within the global fashion industry.

Covid-19 has presented unforeseen challenges for fashion retailers and brands, but it has also given us all an opportunity to build back better. Forward-thinking fashion businesses know change is not optional, and are embracing their responsibilities and ability to make a difference.

Mostafiz Uddin has been recognised as the Sustainable Fashion Champion 2021 for setting examples in promoting sustainability during the Covid-19 pandemic which broke out worldwide in March last year.
Jill Geoghegan, Acting Editor of Drapers, said: “Despite the challenges thrown up by the Coronavirus pandemic, fashion brands and retailers increasingly recognise that sustainability is a business imperative.”  
“Many businesses continued to invest in cleaning up their supply chains and introducing new models of working, despite the unprecedented trading conditions.

“The Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards highlight and celebrate these advancements, paving the way for a more responsible future for the industry.” Managing Director of Denim Expert Limited Mostafiz Uddin said: “In the pandemic, my factory Denim Expert Limited kept true to its commitment towards sustainability, despite an extremely difficult trading landscape.

“During the pandemic, I was vocal about the issue of buyer-supplier relationships and, in speaking out, I wanted to champion the cause of suppliers all over the world. Too often suppliers in garment supply chains do not have a voice because they fear that by speaking out, they will be treated unfavourably by brands.

“This was, of course, a risk on my own part but I like to think I stood up for what I think is right and ultimately, I believe progressive brands understood I was coming from a good place. Like them, all I want to see is a fair, ethical and sustainable industry where brands and retailers work in an environment of collaboration, not conflict.”

Mostafiz also had some special praise for H&M. He said: “It would have not been possible for me to support my workers during the pandemic, had my factory not received help from H&M during the unprecedented time. While Denim Expert suffered from huge orders cancellation and orders hold, H&M supported us by placing orders in the pandemic that saved thousands of lives and livelihoods. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this Award to H&M and its CEO Helena Helmersson.”

The judges of Drapers Sustainable Fashion Champion Award 2021 have been Kerry Bannigan, Founder, Conscious Fashion Campaign; Sarah Ditty, Global Policy Director, Fashion Revolution; Miriam Lahage, Founder, Aequip; Samata Pattinson, CEO, Red Carpet Green Dress; Caroline Rush, Chief Executive Officer, British Fashion Council; Lucy Shea, Group CEO, Futerra; Jane Shepherdson, Chairman, My Wardrobe HQ; and Dilys Williams, Director, Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

35. Internationale Baumwolltagung Bremen – The Hybrid Edition, Transparenz und das Spektrum unternehmerischer Verantwortung © Olah Inc.
Andrew Olah © Olah Inc.
09.03.2021

35. Internationale Baumwolltagung Bremen – The Hybrid Edition

  • Passion for Cotton!
  • Transparenz und das Spektrum unternehmerischer Verantwortung

Der Countdown läuft: Am 17. März fällt der Startschuss für die in der fast 150jährigen Geschichte der Bremer Baumwollböse erste Internationale Baumwolltagung im digitalen Format. Nach derzeitigem Anmeldestand kann mit annähernd 400 bis 500 Teilnehmern aus 25 Ländern der international vernetzten Baumwoll- und Textilbeschaffungskette gerechnet werden. An den zwei Veranstaltungstagen des 17. und 18. März erwartet die Besucher der virtuellen Tagung ein Programm State of the Art, gekoppelt mit brisanten Diskussionsrunden und vielfältigen Interaktions- und Dialogmöglichkeiten.
Transparenz für Produktionsprozesse und unternehmerische Sorgfaltspflichten bei Einhaltung von Menschenrechten bei Produktion und Beschaffung nehmen derzeit einen breiten Raum in der öffentlichen und politischen Diskussion ein. Drei Vorträge, die das Thema aus jeweils unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln aufgreifen, leisten einen Beitrag zur Meinungsbildung.

  • Passion for Cotton!
  • Transparenz und das Spektrum unternehmerischer Verantwortung

Der Countdown läuft: Am 17. März fällt der Startschuss für die in der fast 150jährigen Geschichte der Bremer Baumwollböse erste Internationale Baumwolltagung im digitalen Format. Nach derzeitigem Anmeldestand kann mit annähernd 400 bis 500 Teilnehmern aus 25 Ländern der international vernetzten Baumwoll- und Textilbeschaffungskette gerechnet werden. An den zwei Veranstaltungstagen des 17. und 18. März erwartet die Besucher der virtuellen Tagung ein Programm State of the Art, gekoppelt mit brisanten Diskussionsrunden und vielfältigen Interaktions- und Dialogmöglichkeiten.
Transparenz für Produktionsprozesse und unternehmerische Sorgfaltspflichten bei Einhaltung von Menschenrechten bei Produktion und Beschaffung nehmen derzeit einen breiten Raum in der öffentlichen und politischen Diskussion ein. Drei Vorträge, die das Thema aus jeweils unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln aufgreifen, leisten einen Beitrag zur Meinungsbildung.

Politik pocht auf unternehmerische Sorgfalt
Am 03. März 2021 hat das Bundeskabinett den Gesetzesentwurf für ein Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz (auch bekannt als „Lieferkettengesetz“) angenommen. Nach intensiven Diskussionen wird nun im Deutschen Bundestag ein Gesetz diskutiert, das auf Basis der UN-Leitprinzipien für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte die unternehmerischen Sorgfaltspflichten kodifiziert. Durch dieses ambitionierte Gesetz sollen große Unternehmen verpflichtet werden, entlang ihrer Lieferketten auf die Einhaltung von Menschenrechten zu achten. Die deutsche Bundesregierung bereitet aber auch Unterstützungsmaßnahmen für die Wirtschaft vor, die den Unternehmen die Umsetzung der gesetzlichen Verpflichtungen erleichtern sollen.

Diese Maßnahmen sowie die Kernpunkte des deutschen Gesetzes wird Anosha Wahidi in ihrem Vortrag darstellen. Sie ist Leiterin des Referates Grundsatzfragen Nachhaltigkeit in Globalen Lieferketten und Beauftragte für Nachhaltigkeitsstandards im deutschen Ministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung.

Weg der Wirtschaft: Durch effizienten Datenaustausch Zeit gewinnen
Aus Sicht der Wirtschaft bringt ein Datenaustausch innerhalb von fragmentierten Lieferketten im Hinblick auf die geforderte Transparenz erheblichen Aufwand an Zeit und Kosten mit sich. Die Arbeit verlangsamt Prozesse und Lead Times bei Beschaffung, Produktion und Verwaltung erheblich, was gleichzeitig teuer ist. Dieser für Unternehmen mit hohem bürokratischem Aufwand verbundenen Seite der Transparenz bzw. Hürden bei der Einhaltung von Sorgfaltspflichten widmet sich Andreas R. Schneider. Er ist CEO der Global Textile Scheme GmbH mit Sitz in Düsseldorf, Deutschland.

Ko-Partner beim Vortrag von Andreas R. Schneider ist Klaus Baader, Head of Supply Chain Management Europe bei Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel, Weinheim, Deutschland. Das Unternehmen ist als Vorlieferant Spezialist für technische Textilien in den Sparten wie z.B. Bekleidung, Automobil, Baumaterialien. Freudenberg verfügt über 35 Produktionsstätten in 15 Ländern.

Schaffung von Transparenz – der internationale Blick
Andrew Olah, geschäftsführender Gesellschafter von Olah Inc. New York, USA lenkt mit seiner Erfahrung den Blick auf transparente Prozesse in der hochgradig arbeitsteiligen Jeanswear- und Denimproduktion. Gegründet 1959 als Familienunternehmen und Textilagentur in Kanada entwickelte sich sein Unternehmen zu einer international operierenden Beschaffungs-, Consulting- und Eventagentur. 2004 etablierte Andrew Olah mit der Kingpins Show in New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong einen in seiner Art einzigartigen Treffpunkt der weltweiten Denim- und Jeanswear-Community. Mit ‚Kingpins Transformers‘ entstand parallel dazu eine Bewegung, die darauf abzielt, die Denim-Gemeinschaft durch intensiven Dialog aller an der Produktion von Jeanswear beteiligten Stufen umweltverträglicher, sozialer, transparenter und wirtschaftlich stabiler zu machen. Transformers räumt in seinen über soziale Medien ausgestrahlten Truth-Serien mit Mythen und Märchen über die Textil- und Baumwollproduktion auf und trägt zu Objektivität bei.

How to do more with less explored at Kingpins24 Flash (c) Monfords
Monforts has a leading position in the field of denim finishing with its well proven Thermex continuous dyeing systems, Montex stenter dryers and other lines for resource-efficient and economical processing.
09.03.2021

How to do more with less explored at Kingpins24 Flash

  • Major Monforts denim customers continue to pioneer new initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of sustainable production.

Recycling their cotton waste has become one way these companies can do more with less, and at the recent Kingpins24 Flash online event, Sedef Uncu Aki, director of Orta, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, announced a new partnership with leading recycling operation Gama Recycle.

Traceable
“Through this local partnership we will supply the waste from our spinning mills and return around 3,000 tons of premium quality cotton back to them,” she said. “We have established a truly controlled and traceable system and partnering with a domestic recycling centre is important because a lot the carbon emissions associated with recycling usually come from transportation.”

  • Major Monforts denim customers continue to pioneer new initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of sustainable production.

Recycling their cotton waste has become one way these companies can do more with less, and at the recent Kingpins24 Flash online event, Sedef Uncu Aki, director of Orta, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, announced a new partnership with leading recycling operation Gama Recycle.

Traceable
“Through this local partnership we will supply the waste from our spinning mills and return around 3,000 tons of premium quality cotton back to them,” she said. “We have established a truly controlled and traceable system and partnering with a domestic recycling centre is important because a lot the carbon emissions associated with recycling usually come from transportation.”

Orta’s ZeroMax range meanwhile uses no cotton at all, being based on Lenzing’s Tencel cellulosic fibre, while the company’s involvement in denim production for a recent launch by Levi Strauss, of jeans made with organic cotton and Circulose – a breakthrough material developed by re:newcell of Sweden and partners – was hailed as a further step forward.

To make Circulose, re:newcell repurposes discarded cotton textiles, such as worn-out denim jeans, through a process akin to recycling paper. The incoming waste fabrics are broken down using water. The colour is then stripped from these materials using an eco-friendly bleach and after any synthetic fibres are removed from the mix, the slurry-like mixture is dried and the excess water is extracted, leaving behind a sheet of Circulose. This sheet is then made into viscose fibre which is combined with cotton and woven into new fabrics.

Circular Park
Omer Ahmed, CEO of Artistic Milliners also announced plans for his company’s new 70,000 square-foot Circular Park in Karachi, Pakistan, at Kingpins24 Flash.

Once complete, this will add three million square metres of additional denim capacity a month to the company’s production and take its total recycled output to a monthly five million metres.
Ahmed observed that there is currently a lack of sustainable fibres that are readily available to use for denim production at scale.

“Organic cotton is too expensive, and in my opinion always will be,” he said. “Cottonised hemp is also not cheap and it’s hard to mix with cotton, while the new regenerated cellulose fibres that are now emerging are promising, but currently in short supply. Recycled polyester is meanwhile still based on petroleum resources which we want to move away from. As a consequence, there are only a few other options for us as a manufacturer and this new project will help us minimise our own waste while significantly lowering our carbon footprint.”

Other Monforts denim customers to introduce cotton fibre recycling operations at their plants recently include AGI Denim, Bossa and Soorty.

Vertical savings
Refresh is the name of the latest collection from AGI Denim – reflecting the company’s significant reduction in water consumption.

The company has just opened new fibre spinning and denim mills at its complex in Karachi, Pakistan.

“Over the years we’ve gone through a series of backward integration steps to become fully vertical,” said AGI Denim executive director Ahmed Javed, at Kingpins24 Flash. “In our latest expansion, we revisited every step of the production processes in order to make resource savings.”

Innovations have included the installation of proprietary robotics for garment finishing, but the most attention has been paid to water savings.

“Pakistan is one of the largest cotton-producing companies in the world and we’re fortunate that the type of cotton that is grown here is well suited to denim production and also helps us lower our carbon footprint, with everything done in close proximity,” Javed said. “In the lifecycle of a pair of denim jeans, however, cotton fibre production contributes 68% of water consumption. While we cannot control how much water cotton needs for it to grow, we can rethink the way we use it in our factory.”

Refresh-branded denims are washed from 100% recycled water as a result of the company’s new wastewater treatment plant, which puts production wastewater through a series of steps beginning with equalisation, followed by aeration and concluding with sedimentation. The water travels through filtration and ultrafiltration systems before being subjected to an activated carbon system and finally a reverse osmosis system to reduce any dissolved salts.

AGI now recycles 4.4 million gallons of water each month – enough to wash a million pairs of jeans.

Sustainable
Monforts has a leading position in the field of denim finishing with its well proven Thermex continuous dyeing systems, Montex stenter dryers and other lines for resource-efficient and economical processing.

“Our denim partners are constantly setting themselves new goals in respect of sustainable production – and more importantly, achieving them,” says Hans Wroblowski, Monforts Head of Denim. “We work closely with them with the aim of constantly optimising processing parameters and achieving further savings in energy, water and raw materials throughout the dyeing and finishing stages of production.”

The latest Monforts innovation for denim is the CYD yarn dyeing system. This technology is based on the effective and established dyeing process for denim fabrics that is now being applied for yarn dyeing. The CYD system integrates new functions and processes into the weaving preparation processes to increase quality, flexibility, economic viability and productivity. A full CYD line is now available for trials at the company’s Advanced Technology Centre in Mönchengladbach, Germany.”

OFFICINA+39 reduces use of water with AQUALESS MISSION (c) OFFICINA+39
04.03.2021

OFFICINA+39 reduces use of water with AQUALESS MISSION

A technology to reduce 75% of the water typically used in denim and garment laundry processes, this innovation is evidence of the commitment by Officina+39 to a more sustainable production and planet.

An Italy-based reality with a thirty-year experience on research and chemical application in the textile sector, Officina+39 brings to the table its latest innovation, launched in occasion of Kingpins 24 Flash: the AQUALESS MISSION. It features three products for one innovative process suitable for conventional machines: REMOVER BC, a laser booster, AQUALESS AGED, a waterless compound to give denim abrasion effects and OZ-ONE POWDER, an advanced product to give garments a bleached yet eco-friendly treatment, for a worn and distressed look.

REMOVER BC
This special compound increases laser effect on indigo or dischargeable dyestuff, saving time and energy for a swifter production. Due to the speedy process it also prevents fabric tearing whilst focusing on giving a used look.

A technology to reduce 75% of the water typically used in denim and garment laundry processes, this innovation is evidence of the commitment by Officina+39 to a more sustainable production and planet.

An Italy-based reality with a thirty-year experience on research and chemical application in the textile sector, Officina+39 brings to the table its latest innovation, launched in occasion of Kingpins 24 Flash: the AQUALESS MISSION. It features three products for one innovative process suitable for conventional machines: REMOVER BC, a laser booster, AQUALESS AGED, a waterless compound to give denim abrasion effects and OZ-ONE POWDER, an advanced product to give garments a bleached yet eco-friendly treatment, for a worn and distressed look.

REMOVER BC
This special compound increases laser effect on indigo or dischargeable dyestuff, saving time and energy for a swifter production. Due to the speedy process it also prevents fabric tearing whilst focusing on giving a used look.

AQUALESS AGED
Ideal to give abrasion effects on denim, this waterless treatment has a reduced impact on the environment and can be applied in combination with Oz-One powder both on black and indigo denim.

OZ-ONE POWDER
The sustainable (chlorine and potassium permanganate free) way to give denim that distressed and worn look, with no need of water or high temperatures.

AQUALESS MISSION meets the needs of the industry to reduce water in manufacturing operations, pledging to meet UN’s 2030 SDG 6 of clean water and sanitation, and by doing so protects the planet and its resources.

15.02.2021

ISKO unveils its 2022 Collection Vol.1

ISKO™, a leading denim ingredient brand, has applied its Responsible Innovation™ approach to create a collection with environmental and social responsibility at its heart. Incorporating clever technologies, a myriad of finishes and colors and state-of-the-art production techniques – ISKO works beyond compliance to ensure the highest standards have been met for its latest collection. Style, comfort and new advancements will inspire everyone from passionate denimheads to those on a quest for a comfortable look and feel – from the most laidback setting to the most extravagant occasions.

The collection uses ISKO R-TWO™ fabrics, made of a blend of reused and/or recycled resources. Certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials, R-TWO ensures full traceability of reused and recycled content, maximizing impact at scale.

Collection 2022 Vol.1 includes four lifestyles, featuring comfort, style, color options and surprising new editions. These are meant to provide inspiration, highlighting and enhancing the properties and benefits of ISKO’s innovations according to specific moods and vibes.

ISKO™, a leading denim ingredient brand, has applied its Responsible Innovation™ approach to create a collection with environmental and social responsibility at its heart. Incorporating clever technologies, a myriad of finishes and colors and state-of-the-art production techniques – ISKO works beyond compliance to ensure the highest standards have been met for its latest collection. Style, comfort and new advancements will inspire everyone from passionate denimheads to those on a quest for a comfortable look and feel – from the most laidback setting to the most extravagant occasions.

The collection uses ISKO R-TWO™ fabrics, made of a blend of reused and/or recycled resources. Certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials, R-TWO ensures full traceability of reused and recycled content, maximizing impact at scale.

Collection 2022 Vol.1 includes four lifestyles, featuring comfort, style, color options and surprising new editions. These are meant to provide inspiration, highlighting and enhancing the properties and benefits of ISKO’s innovations according to specific moods and vibes.

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08.02.2021

ISKO and HIGH collaborate to create Jacket and Pants

Intelligently designed clothes made with the latest manufacturing technology are the results of the partnership between on of the leading denim innovators ISKO and the Italian brand HIGH. A project, part of the SS2021 HIGH collection, is the start of collaboration in the pursuit of sustainable fashion.

Aimed at bringing a positive change both for the planet and its people, the project presents two pieces – jacket and pants – which embody HIGH’s approach to creativity and production: a wellbalanced mix of specialists’ expertise and a tireless investigation on the latest and most responsible fabric technologies. HIGH identified the R-TWO™ program as the right fabric ingredient, ideal to level up sustainability in its looks.

Intelligently designed clothes made with the latest manufacturing technology are the results of the partnership between on of the leading denim innovators ISKO and the Italian brand HIGH. A project, part of the SS2021 HIGH collection, is the start of collaboration in the pursuit of sustainable fashion.

Aimed at bringing a positive change both for the planet and its people, the project presents two pieces – jacket and pants – which embody HIGH’s approach to creativity and production: a wellbalanced mix of specialists’ expertise and a tireless investigation on the latest and most responsible fabric technologies. HIGH identified the R-TWO™ program as the right fabric ingredient, ideal to level up sustainability in its looks.

Relying on a blend of reused and recycled materials, this revolutionary platform works by embedding material circularity into the production process, designing waste out of the system and minimizing impact at scale. With fully traced reused cotton coming from ISKO’s production loss, which is prevented from becoming waste by adding it back into the spinning process, and an efficient use of polyester materials which are spun into newly recycled fibers, the program can provide certified to Textile Exchange environmental credentials. According to the percentage of material contained, these can be either the Content Claim Standard, Global Recycled Standard, Organic Content Standard or Recycled Claim Standard, ensuring better use of raw materials and resource efficiency while providing advanced concepts that don’t compromise on their look and performance.

Additionally, to meet HIGH’s performance needs, ISKO has brought to the table one of its most popular technologies, of course in its R-TWO™ version: Jeggings™, super-stretch denim technology. Soft and lightweight as leggings, it provides comfort with the look of authentic denim and provides the perfect, responsible solution to usher the partnership.

Weitere Informationen:
Isko Denim Sustainability
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EDUARD DRESSLER: Herbst/Winter Kollektion 2021 (c) EDUARD DRESSLER
18.12.2020

EDUARD DRESSLER: Herbst/Winter Kollektion 2021

Inspiriert von dem Leitkonzept „TAILOR MADE – CASUAL INSPIRED“ präsentiert EDUARD DRESSLER eine Herbst/Winter Kollektion 2021, die auf die neue Casualisierung des Alltages eingeht und ganz bewusst Akzente für einen souveränen Umgang mit ihr setzt: Bekleidung soll nicht mehr nur für einen Anlass funktionieren und Komfort steht mehr denn je im Fokus. Ungezwungene und sportive Elemente verschmelzen mehr und mehr mit dem formellen Bereich.

Der Stil geht zunehmend weg vom Slim fit, hin zu entspannten Silhouetten. Zugleich verschwinden körperbetonte Schnittführungen aber nicht vollständig, sondern sie werden in neue, zeitgemäße Kombinationen integriert. Auch die klassischen Anzughosen werden neu interpretiert und passen sich moderneren, verspielteren Formen an.

Der Key Look der Saison ist „Smart Casual” – von legeren Sakkos in Kombination mit Jeans oder Chinos über neue casualisierte All-in-One-Qualitäten, die man sowohl als Zweiteiler oder einzeln kombinieren kann, bis hin zu Jacken und Mänteln. Strick und hybride Themen nehmen eine wichtige Rolle ein und lassen den formellen Bereich nochmals deutlich entspannter und ungezwungener erscheinen.

Inspiriert von dem Leitkonzept „TAILOR MADE – CASUAL INSPIRED“ präsentiert EDUARD DRESSLER eine Herbst/Winter Kollektion 2021, die auf die neue Casualisierung des Alltages eingeht und ganz bewusst Akzente für einen souveränen Umgang mit ihr setzt: Bekleidung soll nicht mehr nur für einen Anlass funktionieren und Komfort steht mehr denn je im Fokus. Ungezwungene und sportive Elemente verschmelzen mehr und mehr mit dem formellen Bereich.

Der Stil geht zunehmend weg vom Slim fit, hin zu entspannten Silhouetten. Zugleich verschwinden körperbetonte Schnittführungen aber nicht vollständig, sondern sie werden in neue, zeitgemäße Kombinationen integriert. Auch die klassischen Anzughosen werden neu interpretiert und passen sich moderneren, verspielteren Formen an.

Der Key Look der Saison ist „Smart Casual” – von legeren Sakkos in Kombination mit Jeans oder Chinos über neue casualisierte All-in-One-Qualitäten, die man sowohl als Zweiteiler oder einzeln kombinieren kann, bis hin zu Jacken und Mänteln. Strick und hybride Themen nehmen eine wichtige Rolle ein und lassen den formellen Bereich nochmals deutlich entspannter und ungezwungener erscheinen.

Diese Leitlinien setzt EDUARD DRESSLER mit innovativen Materialien, ansprechenden Silhouetten und anspruchsvollen Fokusthemen ganzheitlich um. Zu den Highlights zählen die Themen FleX-ED, Calming Nature und CL Collection sowie die Cashmere Denim ED 1929.*

*Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Anhang.

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Denim Expert (c) Denim Expert Ltd.
19.11.2020

Bangladesh’s Denim Expert becomes Sustainability New Champion

Denim Expert Limited, a denim manufacturing and washing plant of Bangladesh, has recognized as ‘New Champion’ by World Economic Forum. It’s the only apparel and textile entity in the world that received this recognition this year.

The New Champions Awards of World Economic Forum recognize excellence in sustainability, digital disruption and agile business governance. Denim Expert has been selected as ‘Honorable Mention’ in excellence in sustainability category.

The declaration was made by World Economic Forum in an official announcement published on their website on 16 November.

“From their impact on the planet and society to how they can participate in building a better future, the World Economic Forum’s New Champion companies are doing just that – exploring the new business models, emerging technologies and sustainable growth strategies that will be vital in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” was said in the World Economic Forum announcement.

Denim Expert Limited, a denim manufacturing and washing plant of Bangladesh, has recognized as ‘New Champion’ by World Economic Forum. It’s the only apparel and textile entity in the world that received this recognition this year.

The New Champions Awards of World Economic Forum recognize excellence in sustainability, digital disruption and agile business governance. Denim Expert has been selected as ‘Honorable Mention’ in excellence in sustainability category.

The declaration was made by World Economic Forum in an official announcement published on their website on 16 November.

“From their impact on the planet and society to how they can participate in building a better future, the World Economic Forum’s New Champion companies are doing just that – exploring the new business models, emerging technologies and sustainable growth strategies that will be vital in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” was said in the World Economic Forum announcement.

Weitere Informationen:
Denim Expert Ltd. World Economic Forum
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RUDOLF HUB1922 : Innovation rooted into Aspirational Chemistry (c) RUDOLF Group
26.10.2020

RUDOLF HUB1922 : Innovation rooted into Aspirational Chemistry

The textile industry, one of the major industrial sectors worldwide, is going through a significant revolution, with changes taking place in various sections of textile processing. Biotechnology and biomimicry, for example, are continuously playing an important role in redefining the influence of the textile industry on society, and so is progress made in auxiliary chemistry, with advances investigated and then applied in almost every section of textile processing.  The outcome is amazingly promising.

Modern, real science is inextricably intertwined with environmental consciousness and they are definitely not mutually exclusive.

The textile industry, one of the major industrial sectors worldwide, is going through a significant revolution, with changes taking place in various sections of textile processing. Biotechnology and biomimicry, for example, are continuously playing an important role in redefining the influence of the textile industry on society, and so is progress made in auxiliary chemistry, with advances investigated and then applied in almost every section of textile processing.  The outcome is amazingly promising.

Modern, real science is inextricably intertwined with environmental consciousness and they are definitely not mutually exclusive.

At RUDOLF GROUP modern, real science means pushing R&D so to constantly explore new technology and innovations that help transform the textile and fashion industries. We work to reduce the overall dependency on traditional and virgin resources.  Getting textile manufacturers as well as brand and retailers on board is key to achieve real change. By 2030 we aim for a significant fraction of our products to be either sourced through paths alternative to the traditional petrochemicals, or by upcycling waste and/or byproducts from other industries.

“This is the kind of genuine, tangible, environmental consciousness that truly defines us and that entails that RUDOLF GROUP has a responsibility for the needs of society as a whole.” Said Alberto De Conti, Head of Rudolf Fashion Division “We have a maniacal attention to the environmental impact of our operations and products. We have truly embedded in ourselves the notion that “sustainability” is a key issue and critical to the long-term survival of our company and of society at large. “

The combination of modern, real science and environmental consciousness leads to what RUDOLF GROUP call aspirational chemistry something unique and something that positions us as shining example and guiding light throughout the industry. That is, in fact, BETTER CHEMISTRY.

Two are the innovations rooted in aspirational chemistry that RUDOLF HUB1922 presents. The first one is our WASHLESS technology and the second one is a brand new launch: LASER SMOOTHER, which supports laser technology and helps creating much better denim looks.

WASHLESS

HUB1922 WASHLESS, which can be applied to both denim and non-denim, is the simultaneous application of
-    proprietary fluorine-free DWR (Durable Water Resistance) based on biomimicry to repel dirt
-    anti-microbial, anti-bacteria and anti-viral, non-migrating chemistry to stop body odour.
The combination of the 2 translates into garments that don’t require to be washed as much.

Life cycle assessment studies on clothes, detergents and washing machines show that home laundering is always the most energy‐demanding period during these products' life cycle, even higher than production or transportation phases.

“WASHLESS aims at changing consumer habits in clothing maintenance to a more environmentally friendly direction and represents a change that is the most feasible and efficient. Making washing machines obsolete is impossible, but even though the technologies in clothes cleaning have improved greatly, the washing frequency has not been reduced. We own more and more clothing and wash it more frequently. This increased amount of washing counteracts the technological improvements in home laundry. “ said De Conti.

It is only by understanding the climate change impact associated with home laundering that product innovations and consumer education can be explored. Studies consistently show that a carbon dioxide reduction of 105 MT and electricity savings of 142 thousand GWh can be obtained by reducing home laundering, on average, by 1/3. This is roughly equivalent to removing 12% of the 140 M passenger cars in the US, or taking 23 coal power plants off the grid. In addition, more than 60% of water consumed while laundering (2,000 billion liters) can be reduced through these strategies.

LASER SMOOTHER

Laser denim is the current dominant technology available to the denim industry to create locally abraded areas, vintage effects, whiskers, patterns, patches, and even intentional holes and tears in a garment. Laser technology uses less water, harmful chemicals (such as potassium permanganate) and energy to create a wide variety of denim looks.

However, laser is not always able to produce the desired look, on the desired fabric, in the desired time. Therefore, chemical companies have been developing laser boosters that can be pre-applied to the garments in order to intensify the effect of the laser to mimic heavier bleaching applications. Unfortunately, laser boosters can create blurred images where the definition is lower and the overall image less natural.

The brand new RUDOLF HUB1922 LASER SMOOTHER is an all-in-one formulation, very easy to pre-apply to garments before laser burning and that return a very natural image which is very similar to the highly desirable hand scraping. Laser smoother can be applied by traditional exhaust or through nebulization and it dries at normal temperature in normal tumble driers.  Advantages of LASER PRIMER are:

•    Remarkable enhancement of the fabric’s characteristics (heightening of material)
•    Overall effect much more natural and similar to manual scraping (craftsmanship dimension)
•    Reduced required laser power to achieve the wanted effect (conspicuous energy saving)
•    A faster laser burning process (significant time saving, depending on the final effect)
•    Any other chemical spray is not required (environmental friendliness)
•    Reduced cost compared to other solution (financial viability)

Weitere Informationen:
Rudolf Group HUB1922 Denim
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Tonello presents collection designed by Piero Turk © Tonello
Sustainable denim collection by Piero Turk
26.10.2020

Tonello presents collection designed by Piero Turk

The collaboration between Tonello and denim designer Piero Turk gave birth to a sustainable denim collection, result of a combination of the latest responsible technologies, and created with the most eco-friendly fabrics selected by The Kingpins Show.

“When it comes to working on new developments, we always start from new ideas and the constant research that starts from a concept that becomes reality, by increasingly raising the bar of sustainability,” said Alice Tonello, R&D and Marketing Director of Tonello.

18 exclusive and contemporary denim pieces, result of the premium experience of Piero Turk, and Tonello with its new brand-new finishing process: The Laundry (R )Evolution.

This is a radically new conception thought to simplify and optimize the entire garment finishing process.

It involves only 2 technologies in the entire finishing cycle, reducing waste and optimizing resources: LaserBlaze, and The All-in-One-System. Finally we use Metro, our software that processes real data, in real time to check all laundry consumption, optimizing processing times and improving performance.

The collaboration between Tonello and denim designer Piero Turk gave birth to a sustainable denim collection, result of a combination of the latest responsible technologies, and created with the most eco-friendly fabrics selected by The Kingpins Show.

“When it comes to working on new developments, we always start from new ideas and the constant research that starts from a concept that becomes reality, by increasingly raising the bar of sustainability,” said Alice Tonello, R&D and Marketing Director of Tonello.

18 exclusive and contemporary denim pieces, result of the premium experience of Piero Turk, and Tonello with its new brand-new finishing process: The Laundry (R )Evolution.

This is a radically new conception thought to simplify and optimize the entire garment finishing process.

It involves only 2 technologies in the entire finishing cycle, reducing waste and optimizing resources: LaserBlaze, and The All-in-One-System. Finally we use Metro, our software that processes real data, in real time to check all laundry consumption, optimizing processing times and improving performance.

The All-in-One System performs all washing operations by integrating 4 sustainable technologies into a single machine: ECOfree 2, which uses ozone in both the water and air; NoStone® for authentic and pumice-free stone-wash effects; UP, for washing processes with at least 50% less water; Core, a nebulizing system improving performance and reducing water consumption.

As a result of The Laundry (R )Evolution, Tonello developed two innovative and patent-pending processes: OBleach and Wake.

OBleach is the new Tonello process, which, by using only ozone, “returns to the future” with an authentic, sustainable and cool Bleach. Without chemicals.
This is possible thanks to a combination of the technologies part of our All-In-One System.
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Tonello presents denim installation by Ian Berry (c) Tonello
Secret Denim Garden
22.10.2020

Tonello presents denim installation by Ian Berry

  • The fruit of the collaboration between Ian Bery and Tonello lands in San Francisco

The Secret Garden was the subject of first project between Ian Berry and Tonello in 2017 exhibited in New York at the Children's Museum of the Art’s and now the installation also arrives at the Flower Mart in San Francisco, another fantastic location that will host the work in denim permanently.

A hanging trellis with flowers, leaves, vines, wisteria and chrysanthemums welcomes visitors, but it is no ordinary flora but a dense structure that blooms in blue, indigo blue. Each piece cut from jeans and denim.
Cascading high across the wide-paned windows as a floral curtain, this piece is a solemn and bold reminder of the industrial history of the United States. The denim from this piece was sourced from the last denim mill in the United States, Cone Denim’s, White Oak in Greensboro, North Carolina.

  • The fruit of the collaboration between Ian Bery and Tonello lands in San Francisco

The Secret Garden was the subject of first project between Ian Berry and Tonello in 2017 exhibited in New York at the Children's Museum of the Art’s and now the installation also arrives at the Flower Mart in San Francisco, another fantastic location that will host the work in denim permanently.

A hanging trellis with flowers, leaves, vines, wisteria and chrysanthemums welcomes visitors, but it is no ordinary flora but a dense structure that blooms in blue, indigo blue. Each piece cut from jeans and denim.
Cascading high across the wide-paned windows as a floral curtain, this piece is a solemn and bold reminder of the industrial history of the United States. The denim from this piece was sourced from the last denim mill in the United States, Cone Denim’s, White Oak in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“Denim has been a medium for me over 15 years and one thing I love the most about it, is the history though time and its symbolism but also its origins. Representing the Flower Mart in the material famed in the city dating back to the 1870s and the official fabric of California will show that the great new building respects and embraces the city’s heritage.” Said Ian Berry

Ian Berry is currently exhibiting in the birth home of Levi in Bavaria starting a tour of his work that takes in many cities across the world.

“The democratic nature of this famed material is also a mark of this project’s preservation of blue-collared jobs and a bridge between the old and the new in this innovation. And of course, denim transcends all boundaries all over the world and ever since the 1800’s the Flower Mart has been ethnically diverse, and this history should be celebrated.” Conclude Ian Berry.

A trademark for Ian Berry as well as an exciting result of a sincere collaboration for Tonello, who has been working side by side with the artist for several years.

Today Tonello is the international benchmark for the garment-processing industry developing innovative equipment for the apparel industry. Not only, also known as the inspiring company, it boasts numerous projects and collaborations with international artists including Ian Berry, an artist that shows around the world in galleries, museums, and art.

Tonello has created the Secret Denim Garden using only innovative and totally responsible technologies.

We are talking about Laser Blaze and The All-In-One System, pillars of Tonello Laundry (R)Evolution, the sophisticated fruit of a radically new conception in garment finishing processes.
A 100% sustainable effect on leaves and flowers, thanks also to the ECOfree2 technology - part of The All-In-One System - that through the use of ozone in water and ozone in air, reproduces an extremely natural bleach effect on denim, all in a completely responsible way.

With the installation for the new San Francisco Flower Mart, Tonello helped was (with ozone) dozens upon dozens of yards of the Cone denim and laser cut the vines to make the Trellis. Ian travelled to Italy to work with the specialist team in the region also famed for its denim industry

Alice Tonello, head of Tonello marketing and R&D said: "Having the opportunity to work with Ian Berry is always amazing. We are using denim in a different and inspiring way, and it's something that in the industry usually doesn't happen. When he asked us about this new project, we were so happy and so proud to be part of it. The installation in the San Francisco Flower Mart is an example of how collaborations and friendships can lead to unexpected and surprising results as well as portraying a message in a beautiful way."

Ian Berry permanent installation in San Francisco Flower Mart https://www.newsfflowermart.com

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