Cone Denim Launches Next Evolution of Sustainblue™
Eco-friendly salt-free Denim in the Americas
Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim®, a global leader in denim authenticity and innovation, has launched the next evolution of its Sustainblue™ collection with eco-friendly Distilled Indigo™denims. Cone is bringing Dystar’s Cadira® Denim dyeing process to the Americas as part of its commitment to sustainable solutions and innovation. Cadira styles of Distilled Indigo will debut at Kingpins Amsterdam, April 10-11, 2019.
Distilled Indigo fabrics are dyed using pre-reduced “liquid indigo” dyes which are the cleanest in the market, reducing chemicals and achieving energy and water savings. As the first mill to introduce Cadira Distilled Indigo in the western hemisphere, this collection combines Dystar® Indigo Vat 40% Solution, the most eco-awarded Indigo in the world, with the ecologically advanced reducing agent Sera® Con C-RDA to create a salt-free dye that completely eliminates hydrosulphite. The 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.
“As a leader in the evolution of sustainable denims, we are excited to offer Cadira to our customers,” says Pierette Scavuzzo, Director Product Design for Cone Denim. “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.”
About Cone Denim
A leading denim innovator for more than 125 years, Cone Denim delivers unparalleled expertise and advanced denim capabilities that service and inspire the global market. Cone promotes both sustainable practices in its operations and development of new denims. From performance denims and superior SGENE® technology to vintage re-creations of CONE® Deeptone Denim reaching back to the early 1900s, Cone offers unique collections of PERFORMANCE, STRETCH, SELVAGE, and NATURAL INDIGO denims crafted out of the Cone®3D R&D incubator. Cone Denim operates as part of Elevate Textiles, Inc., formerly International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG), with manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China and a global network of sales, product and merchandising professionals based out of Greensboro, NC. Learn more at www.conedenim.com, instagram.com/conedenim, and facebook.com/conedenim.
The DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers across the globe a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services. With a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation for the textile industry, DyStar also caters to multiple sectors including the paints, coatings, paper and packaging industries. Its expansion into the food & beverages and personal care sectors reinforces the company’s position as a specialty chemical manufacturer. DyStar’s global presence offers customers reliable access to experts from offices, competence centers, agencies and production plants spanning over 50 countries.