- Published on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 17:20
More makers are turning to Tencel because of its drape and wrinkle resistance, while biostoning produces less environmental strain.
- Materials: Tencel is emerging as a popular choice for suppliers because it drapes well, resists wrinkling, and is strong, breathable and moisture wicking. The fabric, however, is thinner and lighter than the traditional cotton. To address these, a number of suppliers are releasing knitted pairs, although woven pants remain dominant. Organic cotton, which is grown under chemical-free conditions, is another environment-friendly option.
- Biostoning gains ground: The method, which uses enzymes instead of the conventional pumice during the abrasion process, is gaining traction as it requires less water and electricity, and shortens the washing time. In addition, the procedure prevents damages to the buttons, zippers and stitches. The enzymes adopted are also biodegradable and free from harmful chemicals. These biological catalysts have different metabolic reactions, allowing suppliers to yield a wide range of shades and finishing effects.
- Distressed look: Besides the faded appearance, jeans with intentional holes and tears, and cat moustaches are drawing attention.
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