The Singapore-based company launched Cadira Denim recently, a dyeing process that combines DyStar Indigo Vat 40 per cent Solution with the ecological reducing agent, Sere Con C-RDA. Touted as the “cleanest indigo on the market,” DyStar Indigo Vat 40 per cent reduces sodium hydrosulfite usage by 60 to 70 per cent and results in cleaner waste water and less water usage. This combination allows denim manufacturers to achieve salt-free dying with a strong effluent load reduction.

DyStar reports that Cadira Denim reduces the amount of sulfates up to 95 per cent and decreases Chemical Oxygen Demand up to 80 per cent, compared to dyeing with indigo powder and the conventional reducing agent Hydrosulfite. Total solids can be reduced up to 90 per cent. Additionally, the process reduces waste from effluent treatment plants because no additional salt is created.

Cadira Denim is the sixth program in DyStar’s range of Cadira products designed to reduce the apparel and textile industries’ water, energy and waste consumption. The first concept, Cadira Reactive, launched in Spring 2016, followed by Cadira Polyester, Cadira VAT, Cadira Recycled Polyester and Cadira Wool. DyStar says it will provide additional concepts for more resource efficiency and productivity in the textile production.

Denim, it seems, is going the way of personalization too. Tapping into what’s been a key trend in retail— giving consumers more of that they actually want, a product that’s customized to cater to them— the CORDURA® brand has debuted its latest denim trends collection that speaks exactly to that. The trend collection, dubbed “Imagination Without Limitation,” is the next chapter in the brand of durable fabric’s “Authentic Alchemie” series. Three key macro trends drove the latest collection, according to Materials Move consultancy CEO and Founder Linda Keppinger: Make it for Me, Show Me You Care and Faster and Farther. These trends, according to CORDURA®, “are helping authorised mills engineer denims of the future.”