By Anastasia Ovchinnikova

What Kuyichi denim brand can tell you about the 100% recycled jeans

This jeans is a little stiffer and heavy weight, just like your old vintage denim we all love. But what makes them 100% recyclable? We were eager to know, so we asked our partner to tell us a bit more. Keep reading to discover more from environmental impact to denim dyeing techniques and all in between […]

Reference: This post is made through content from Renoon Retalks (IGTV) and with the brand Kuyichi.

Unfortunately, denim production is not only really complicated as a process but also very harmful to our planet. Ultimately, not only the materials used matter, but also the dyeing and washing process has a huge impact on the environment.

When we asked Kuyichi, why their team felt the need to create the 100% recyclable collection the answer we got was not only limited to their sustainable mindset and DNA.

Why 100% recycled jeans?

Kuyichi’s main goal is to reduce the environmental impact of the products created. And how do they achieve it? By using waste streams “Circularity is the future, when our supplier came up with a technique to create a 100% recycled denim, we were super stoked”.

Image: Nora loose tapered heritage blue jeans by Kuyichi.

Click here to view the 100% recyclable Nora jeans.

Dyeing with 85% less water

Besides the fact that this fabric is made from recycled materials, there’s more to its sustainable story. The wash is created using the SaveBlue indigo dyeing technique. This technique reduces water consumption in the dyeing process by up to 85%.

Kuyichi tells us, that indigo dyeing can actually be one of the highest impact dyeing methods out there, since the indigo dye needs certain kinds of chemicals to stick to the fibre. Even so, Kuyichi, has found the way to challenge how denim is indigo-dyed.

But that’s still not it. Kuyichi and its manufacturing partners go beyond materials and fabrics. Their jeans are stitched together with recycled polyester stitching threads, crafted by SARP Jeans.

Image: Nora Loose Tapered Heritage, 100% recyclable jeans by Kuyichi.

Click here to view more of Kuyichi’s sustainable jeans.

What is clean wash?

Then, the jeans are washed with the lowest impact possible. This particular wash technique tends to reduce water usage by a hefty 56%, when compared to the traditional way of washing. But how do they do it? For this they use a sustainable e-flow machine which works with nano-bubbles instead of water, giving the jeans a cool light vintage wash.

Finally, the jeans are finished with a vegan patch made from corn waste. Making the jeans 100% vegan and officially PETA approved vegan, to be exact. Sound good right?

Image: Hanging jeans, picture from Kuyichi

What about the fabrics?

Bossa in Turkey, with whom Kuyichi has been working for many years now, makes the fabrics from production waste. The sustainable and innovative denim factory, Bossa, uses the latest technologies for the products they make.

The issue with recycling is often that the fibre length becomes shorter in the fiberizing process – and therefore less strong and durable material. Their partner has found a mechanism to keep the recycled fibers as long as possible and turn them into a beautiful heavier weight fabric with their guaranteed high quality.

The result: this 100% cotton fabric is just as good and strong as any other fabric made from new cotton.

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Reference: This post is made through content from Renoon Retalks (IGTV) and with our partner Kuyichi.

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