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Lenzing develops denim capsule

Lenzing, and he sustainable fashion designer Pawan Kumar, and denim manufacturer Saitex have come together to create a capsule collection that reveals new depths in denim. The capsule includes jeans, dresses, T-shirts, sweaters and jackets for both women and men. In addition to the core denim styles, complementary knits and wovens were produced by other sustainable mills, including Artistic Denim Mills, Artistic Milliners, Barutcu, Blue Diamond, Candiani, Cone Denim, Hallotex, Orta, Prosperity, Royo, Textil Santaderina and Tintex.

Vietnam-based Saitex produced the garments at its factory. Saitex has invested in industry-leading equipment that makes washing a more resource-efficient process compared to the inefficient belly washers used in traditional manufacturing. The factory’s electricity dependency and carbon footprint have been reduced with air-drying, as well as by using solar and other clean power sources.

Pawan Kumar blended a contemporary style with the glamorous attitude of the ’50s. He culled inspiration from the natural splendor of his native Mauritius and the urban sophistication of his current home, Los Angeles. The innovative fabrics made it easy for him to attain the specific wash effects and visual textures he wanted for his designs, which embrace sustainability from fiber to finished garment.

The collection boasts of denim fabrics made using Tencel lyocell and Refibra technology, Lenzing’s effort to build a circular economy.