As a pioneering jeans development and manufacturing center, Denimvillage’s mission has been to raise the industry standards in sustainability from inception.
We believe sustainability is a continuous and credible act of commitment to long-lasting social and environmental justice through building and maintaining a corporate entire social responsibility system made of:
Today, we are driving the efforts to achieve a fully circular global fashion industry, and build new circular business models.
Known for our 20-year old innovative workshop-tradition, Denimvillage R&D Center has been the meeting point of some of the most well-known brands, fabric, chemical and machinery developers and countless global supply chain stakeholders.
- DOW XLATM Advanced Denim Collection
- Development of an indigo-dye replacement
- Applications for thermal-comfort and seamlessness
- No-water enzyme application for stone-wash effects
- Apricot seed and pineapple applications for wash effects
- Development of wrinklage machineR
- Dry-ice applications for wash effects
- Chemical applications for laser effect
- Aqua Project
- and many more…
We value co-creating with our strategic partners and supporting them through their sustainability journey. Based on their needs, we find or develop the right project.
We created separate vertically-integrated development and production lines inside our factories for circular and up-cycled products.
We research and find responsible solutions to re-create the value of all existing materials in the supply chain to operate within an end-to-end closed-loop circular ecosystem from raw material to delivery of the final product.
Our on-going projects include creating our partner-brands’ first up-cycled collections by turning post-industrial garments into new jeans and repurposing left-over dead-stock clippings and fabrics.
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THE JEANS REDESIGN PROJECT
In 2019, Denimvillage was invitedto partner-up with Ellen Macarthur Foundation and join the Jeans Redesign Project as the first and only garment manufacturer from Turkey.
We invited Re/Done to this project as a partner-brand to make jeans based on these four main pillars of durability and longevity, material health, recyclability and traceability:
✓ Plastic-free with >%98 cellulosic content in textile composition
✓ GOTS-certified main fabric and pocketing
✓ (100% organic cotton)
✓ Pre-and/orpost-consumer recycled content
✓ No sandblasting, nostonewash, noelectroplating
✓ Non-hazardous washing without potassium permanganate (PP)
✓ MRSL/ZDHCLevel 1 compliant chemicals
✓ Use of Bluesigned-certified cold enzymes
✓ Coating-free / eco-coated metal accessories
✓ Easy-to-dissassemble / removable buttons
✓ Cruelty-free leather patch includes apple skin
✓ Clear wash instructions and symbols on care labels
✓ Internal barcoding for factory-level traceability
✓ QR Code for customer traceability
For read the project publication, please click here
One brand, Reformation has reported sourcing
cellulose-based fibres from regenerative sources. In
particular, they have used cotton from Good Earth
Cotton,14 which uses agricultural practices that
promote soil health, in turn storing carbon. Another,
Wrangler, has reported that they sourced cellulosebased fibres from sources that are in transition
to regenerative practices, verified by the Field to
Market Calculator.15 However, overall, participants
reported identifying and sourcing cellulose-based
fibres produced using practices with nature-positive
outcomes is incredibly challenging to achieve.
Arvind Limited, Cross Textiles, and Organic Basics
have reported their organisations are exploring
regenerative production, starting with establishing
or funding regenerative projects with farmers. BAM
Bamboo Clothing have reported they are working
to measure the impact of bamboo cultivation on
biodiversity with a view to creating a standard for
regenerative bamboo cultivation.
SAFE PROCESSES FOR HARDWARE
One third of brands and garment manufacturers
have reported they have either eliminated
hardware finishing completely or have substituted
it with an alternative to conventional electroplating.
However, successfully prohibiting conventional
electroplating has been consistently reported as
one of the most difficult criteria to achieve. While
alternatives to zippers, rivets, and buttons that
avoid the conventional electroplating process exist,
participants have noted they are difficult to source,
costly, and do not always meet style requirements.
Five organisations – Cross Textiles, DEMCO,
Fairblue Jeans, unspun, and Wrangler – have
eliminated the need for the process completely by
designing out finishing processes from hardware,
for example using raw metal. 12 organisations –
American Eagle, BAM Bamboo Clothing, Banana
Republic, Bestseller, Blue of a Kind, C&A, Crystal
Group, Denim Village, seventy + mochi, Tommy
Hilfiger, Triarchy, and Zamira Fashion Ltd – have
reported using alternative processes.