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7/5/2016

A New Kind of Old Favorite: Levi Strauss May Introduce Green Jeans

POSTED UNDER Beauty & Fashion

Is there a single article of clothing more ubiquitous than the denim jean? More than 1 billion pair are sold each year worldwide, making it one of the most popular clothing items in the world. And now, a new type of textile may shake up this huge market and make it greener at the same time.  Denim giant Levi-Strauss & Co is partnering with textile-technology startup Evrnu, SPC, to create jeans constructed with regenerated post-consumer cotton waste.

The United States produces 13.1 million tons of textile waste each year, 84 percent of which ends up in landfills. But each pair of new green jeans is constructed from approximately five recycled cotton t-shirts, and manufacturing uses 98 percent less water than standard cotton products.  This is an important breakthrough for sustainability, as well as in the textile materials space, as new cotton growth accounts for 68 percent of the total water consumption during the production of a pair of jeans. Eliminating landfill waste, as well as reducing water usage during manufacturing, has potential to be a huge sustainability boost.

This new recycled cotton textile may have further reaching implications than just the fashion market. It’s amazing how many different types of goods use cotton – homewares, medical devices, even furniture – the list goes on and on. The implications of this technology are far-reaching and could have a huge impact on the environment, helping to bring the clothing manufacturing industry into the 21st century and keep us all looking great as well

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