Cone Denim has released the next tier of its Sustainblue collection, an eco-friendly Distilled Indigo denim selection that integrates Cadira, a denim dyeing process by solution provider, dyestuff and chemical manufacturer DyStar. Cadira styles with Distilled Indigo will debut at Kingpins Amsterdam on April 10 to 11.
The firm is the first mill to introduce Cadira Distilled Indigo in the western hemisphere, according to Cone Denim. Its Distilled Indigo fabrics are dyed using pre-reduced “liquid indigo” dyes that “are the cleanest in the market,” as it reduces the number of chemicals and achieve energy and water savings, the company said.
Its collection combines Dystar’s Indigo Vat 40 Percent Solution, which is said to be the most eco-awarded Indigo in the world, with Sera Con C-RDA, an ecological reducing agent that creates a salt-free dye, free of harsh chemicals such as hydrosulfite. Overall, its Cadira process “reduces water, waste and energy consumption, and results in strong effluent load reduction to better support mills, brands and retailers in their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their goods,” the company said.
Pierette Scavuzzo, director product design for Cone Denim, said, “As a leader in the evolution of sustainable denims, we are excited to offer Cadira to our customers. Our partnership with Dystar reflects our shared commitment to sustainable products and continued innovation. Cadira Distilled Indigo fabrics are part of Cone Denim’s Modern Retro capsule, capturing the authentic spirit of denim, with the most sustainable ingredients and the highest standard of S Gene stretch performance. Better for the earth, better for our brand partners.”
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