G-Star, the Dutch denim label, has unveiled ‘Relz Black Denim’ fabric, what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable black denim fabric for eight styles of its winter ‘20 collection.
The development has been done in collaboration with Artistic Milliners and Archroma and is made from pure organic cotton, dyed and treated without the use of any harmful chemical.
The residual of the black liquid dye and the pigment coating level left behind is easy to clean and is reusable.
Also the dye is applied to the fabric in a five-step process instead of the conventional eight to ten steps, which saves around 52 per cent water, 65 per cent energy, 71 per cent CO2 emissions and 14 per cent chemicals.
Moreover, G-Star’s long-standing cooperation partners Artistic Milliners and Archroma have allowed it to achieve the Gold Status certification by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for its Raw Relz Black Denim.
This makes it the first black denim to achieve the Cradle to Cradle Certification, which is given to the products that are safe, circular and responsibly produced.
The eight products include a lined denim peacoat, a button pencil skirt, ultra-high mom and dad ankle jeans, boyfriend crop jeans, ultra-high straight ankle jeans and a bomber jacket.
These products will be available online at g-star.com and in G-Star stores starting 11 November 2020.