Washing jeans requires a lot of chemistry, sandblasting and water.
Eco-wash denim is a method savings up to 95% water, 50% chemicals and 80% of energy.
By reducing washing, drying process and the temperatures, using chemicals with lower environmental impact and by recycling steam and water, it is already possible to be more sustainable. With eco-wash you create washed look over denim by laser; you can create bleached effect by wet ozone process and use less water by nano-bubble technology.
Eco-Wash chemicals don’t contain heavy metals and don’t use pumice stones because of the muds its generates, the environmental impact and tear of machinery.
Eco-wash denim is highly bio-degradable and a product with low toxicity.
Different suppliers are investing in innovation for denim as @iskodenim or @candianidenim. In collaboration with Stella McCartney, Candiani has launched a 100% biodegradable denim that once its life cycle is over, it destroys itself in a natural way and returns to nature. Other suppliers like @iskodenim are also committed to producing low toxicity, improving new technologies, using as few resources as possible, and improving working environments.
We must also mention Jeanologia, a technique that brings with it the most advanced laser and ecological technologies for the finishing of fabrics and garments. Sustainable and efficient, it guarantees great savings in water, energy, and chemicals. This technology, pollution-free and disruptive, eliminates manual processes harmful to workers’ health.