Worldwide leading manufacturer of advanced weaving solutions Itema showcased the the mechatronic device iSAVER® thatallows denim weavers to save up to 1,000 kg of cotton per loom per year, and around 20 million of liter of water, at Denim Première Vision in Milan . A made-in-Italy innovation, iSAVER® is present in the biggest denim weaving mills in China, Vietnam, Turkey, Egypt, Italy and South America.
iSAVER® eliminates the waste selvedge on the fabric left-hand side by inserting the weft without the need of additional yarns, thus significantly reducing raw materials and water wastage. The device has been designed and developed by Itemalab®, the Itema Group Company dedicated to product and process innovation for the whole industrial sector. Located inside the KilometroRosso Innovation District in Bergamo, the company employs around 70 engineers and specialists.
Almost every responsible denim brand is making efforts to move to ever more sustainable denim. Levi’s is planning to launch a version of its popular 501 jeans made from a mix of organic cotton and a material that blends old denim, industrial waste and wood pulp.
Wrangler is using sustainable denim in its upcoming fall collection. The iconic jeans and casual wear brand is collaborating with the Infinited Fiber Company to combine Infinna— ‘regenerated’ fibers made with cellulose and recycled textile waste — with Wrangler’s in-house foam dye technology, Indigood.