Crystal International Group Limited, in its continual commitment to achieve a circular denim business model, has unveiled an eco-denim collection – Second Life online.
By adopting recycled denim fabrics and sustainable materials to reduce wastage and keep materials in use, Crystal has succeeded in achieving the circular denim business model.
The eco denim factory in China initiated the new concept of Second Life in 2020 and worked towards infusing pre-consumer cut waste and sorted scraps with a new life.
By minimising the use of new materials, Crystal Denim can bring down the water and energy consumption from growing new cotton, which accounts for around 70 per cent of water consumption and 10 per cent of carbon emission throughout the product life cycle of denim jeans.
The fabrics of Second Life collection provide greater depth of colour shade and stronger intensity of weft yarn compared to traditional recycled denim fabrics.
And all this while maintaining the durability aspect!
Notably, Crystal Denim has successfully developed 10 denim fabrics for men and women collections. These are also different in recycled content, elasticity and stretchability.
More on this, Miles Lam, Assistant General Manager of Product Development, Crystal Denim, said “The collection goes beyond ‘Second Life’ and extends the circularity to even ‘Third Life’ by further regenerating the wastage from the circular fabrics to other denim items.”
Miles further added “The cut waste from Second Life denim is gathered and upcycled as the new kimono jackets, patches and accessories to work towards zero wastage.”
Besides, more choices of colour shade and different washing effects help fabrics create dark and light colours – much to the delight of consumers.
In its commitment to making cleaner jeans, the new collection utilises recycled cotton, which is dyed with liquid indigo for further water and chemical reduction.
That’s not all! Major wastewater parameters like chemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids too can be brought down by more than 60 per cent.
Importantly, the entire collection of closed loop denim made by recycled fabrics is certified with Recycled Claim Standard and also sustainable materials like Lycra T400 fibre with EcoMade technology and REPREVE recycled polyester.
Founded in Hong Kong in 1970, Crystal International Group Limited and its subsidiaries have diversified product categories into five segments, namely Lifestyle wear, Denim, Intimate, Sweater and Sportswear and outdoor apparel, with leading positions in corresponding categories.