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 long 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.
For more information, please contact us.
THE JEANS REDESIGN PROJECT
Laura Balmond, Make Fashion Circular Lead – Ellen MacArthur Foundation
In 2019, Denimvillage was invited to 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 / or post-consumer recycled content
✓ No sandblasting, no stone-wash, no electroplating
✓ Non-hazardous washing without potassium permanganate (PP)
✓ MRSL/ZDHC Level 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
✓ Hangtags made with 100% card board
✓ Internal barcoding for factory-level traceability
✓ QR Code for customer traceability
To read the project publication, please click here
Liz Warren – sourcingjournal.com