A traditional pair of jeans uses about 1,500 gallons of water to manufacture. A pair of DL1961 jeans uses less than 10. These savings are achieved as they recycle and treat 98% of the water used with a state-of-the-art water recycling system. This in-house plant operates with a flow rate of 1900 cubic meters an hour, eliminating dye from the water, and reintroducing the water back into municipal drains.
It all starts with certified cotton, then they add in technologically advanced fibers for minimal environmental impact and maximum quality. Whether it's Modal®, Tencel™ or Refibra™ Lyocell, all the Lenzing™ fibers they use are made from cellulose which comes from a renewable wood source and are known for their biodegradability. Touted for their durability and derived from nature, all Lenzing™ brand fiber types have been certified as compostable and biodegradable, and can fully revert back to nature. It’s what makes the fiber manufacturer a pioneer in sustainable textiles.
By using laser machines and Ozone technology, they eliminate the need for harmful chemicals and bleach in our finishing processes. They use Dystar 40% VAT, a clean form of liquid indigo. We’re one of only 12 mills on the planet to utilize this pre-reduced indigo blend that minimizes water usage and has no harmful byproducts.