The Most Sustainable Products of F/W 2020
The most sustainable jean is the one you don’t make… but if you HAVE to make jeans, sourcing responsibly with the help of a couple independent experts is a good way to start.
As part of our new initiative – Kingpins Most Sustainable Products – we shopped the Kingpins Amsterdam show floor with a couple of textile industry experts and made this list of the 10 most sustainable and responsible products they found.
Mill: ADVANCE DENIM
Description: Representing a sharp reduction in water (-64%) and power (-42%) resources required for its manufacturing, as compared to conventional technologies.
Mill: ARTISTIC FABRIC MILLS
Description: Fabric is woven entirely from recycled materials – cotton, polyester and elastane. No virgin cotton is included in its composition.
Product: Starzburg – Save Deep
Description: Presenting a fabric woven from a of combination of recycled materials, using 85% less water due to its “Save Blue Dye” technology.
Mill: CANDIANI DENIM
Description: Introducing a GRS-certified elastane with new stretch properties, and recycled fibers (Refibra, Q Nova) combined with water-saving Indigo Juice and Kitosan-based sizing products.
Product: Cassidy Riverblue
Description: With warp dyed using 60% less water than in conventional dyeing process, based on recycled post-industrial cotton.
Mill: ORTA ANADOLU
Product: Zero Max
Description: 100% cotton-free fabric, with a large proportion of recycled pre-consumer fiber.
Mill: PROSPERITY TEXTILES
Description: The fabric features a clever combination of fibres, including cotonized recycled linen which results in large water savings.
Product: Neutral Blue
Description: An indigo-dyed C2C certified fabric featuring zero wasted water in dyeing and finishing.
Mill: TEJIDOS ROYO
Description: Introducing a minimal-impact dyeing concept – Dry Indigo (foam) dyeing for a fabric based on organic and post-industrial recycled cottons.
Product: Absolute ECO
Description: The fabric boasts a unique combination of six different types of recycled cotton.