Denim: product developments and innovations, February 2019

Denim: product developments and innovations, February 2019

Denim manufacturers are embracing a wide range of innovations to add value to their products and differentiate themselves from their competitors. This report provides information on the latest product developments and innovations in relation to denim with a particular focus on environmentally sustainable denim apparel, denim fabrics, denim footwear and accessories, dyes for denim, denim dyeing processes, denim finishes, performance denim, and personalisation and mass customisation of denim apparel. Furthermore, the report includes information and insight into the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: Archroma, Artistic Milliners, Arvind Limited, C&A, Cone Denim, Cordura, Denim Unspun, Directa Plus, DyStar, Garmon Chemicals, Gaston Systems, Indigo Mill Designs (IMD), Jeanologia, Lenzing, Levi Strauss & Co, Mount Vernon FR, RotaSpray, Santoni, Teijin Limited, Tejidos Royo, Tommy Hilfiger, Tonello, Unifi and Wrangler.


  • SUMMARY
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM APPAREL
    • C&A HAS DEVELOPED JEANS WHICH MEET THE CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED GOLD STANDARD
    • TOMMY HILFIGER HAS DEVELOPED A COLLECTION OF DENIM GARMENTS MADE FROM RECYCLED COTTON
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM FABRICS
    • ARTISTIC MILLINERS HAS DEVELOPED A DENIM COLLECTION CALLED SUPERCHARGED NOIR
    • CONE DENIM AND UNIFI HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE STRETCH DENIM FABRIC
    • CONE DENIM, LENZING AND UNIFI HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE BLACK DENIM FABRIC CALLED FUTURE BLACK+
    • CONE DENIM HAS DEVELOPED DENIM FABRICS WHICH INCORPORATE TENCEL LYOCELL WITH REFIBRA FIBRE
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES
    • SANTONI AND LENZING HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CAPSULE COLLECTION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES CALLED DEN/IM TECH
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DYE FOR DENIM
    • ARCHROMA HAS DEVELOPED AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE INDIGO DYE WHICH IS FREE FROM ANILINE
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DYEING PROCESSES FOR DENIM
    • DYSTAR AND ROTASPRAY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SCALED UP AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE SPRAY DYEING PROCEDURE FOR THE APPLICATION OF INDIGO DYE TO YARNS
    • GASTON SYSTEMS, INDIGO MILL DESIGNS (IMD) AND TEJIDOS ROYO HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW INDIGO YARN DYEING TECHNOLOGY
    • WRANGLER HAS ADOPTED A NEW PROCESS FOR DYEING DENIM CALLED INDIGOZERO
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FINISHES FOR DENIM
    • JEANOLOGIA HAS LAUNCHED A NEW PRE-TREATMENT PROCESS CALLED G2DYNAMIC WHICH AIMS TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION AND ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR HARMFUL CHEMICALS DURING DENIM GARMENT FINISHING
    • GARMON CHEMICALS: GEOPOWER NPS FINISH FOR DENIM GARMENTS
    • TONELLO HAS DEVELOPED AN "ALL IN ONE" MACHINE FOR USE IN THE FINISHING OF DENIM GARMENTS
  • PERFORMANCE DENIM
    • DIRECTA PLUS AND ARVIND LIMITED (ARVIND) HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE DENIM JEANS AND JACKETS
    • TEIJIN LIMITED: XFIRE DENIM ARAMID FABRIC
    • WRANGLER AND MOUNT VERNON FR: COLLECTION OF JEANS WHICH ARE FLAME RESISTANT AND HELP THE WEARER TO MAINTAIN A COMFORTABLE BODY TEMPERATURE
  • PERSONALISATION AND MASS CUSTOMISATION OF DENIM APPAREL
    • DENIM UNSPUN HAS DEVELOPED A PROCESS TO MANUFACTURE MADE-TO-MEASURE JEANS WHICH USES BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGY
    • LEVI STRAUSS & CO: A TOOL WHICH ENABLES CUSTOMERS TO PERSONALISE THEIR GARMENTS

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