New eco initiatives for denim by Twin Dragon

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-05-05 14:00:00 – Gardena

Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. is a multinational textile manufacturer specializing in manufacturing and marketing denim textiles innovative denim washing and pioneering fashion fabric trends has introduced several new environmental initiatives for 2017 for the company’s denim facilities in Mexico and Asia.

Dominic Poon, chief executive officer of Twin Dragon said that they are proud to introduce pre-reduced liquid indigo and eco-finishing after three years of development, which when used together, has achieved an 85 percent reduction in environmentally hazardous chemical discharge, could become the new gold standard in the denim textile industry.

By using pre-reduced indigo and adding eco-finishing processes, Twin Dragon has reduced chemical and water usage compared with typical dyeing and finishing methods. The new processes have helped the company save water, minimize chemical usage and speed up the garment production process.

According to the company, using eco-finishing at the Twin Dragon mill in Mexico will result in an annual savings of 40 million gallons of water. By using pre-reduced liquid indigo, the company eliminates 700,000 pounds of sodium hydrosulphite from the process.

Plus, the new methods have improved the appearance of the final product, Poon said.

It stabilized the shade of indigo, increased the colorfastness in both dry and wet crocking, and the final denim product has a 3-D appearance.

Over the last decade, Twin Dragon has invested in several eco initiatives, including using eco-friendly fibers, such as Lenzing’s Tencel and Modal. The company developed its own trademarked Forever Black process for black jeans, which reduces the environmental impact of the traditional black dye process.

Twin Dragon has an annual global production capacity for over 80 million square yards in Mexico, China, and Taiwan, as well as Pakistan and Africa.

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