SIMCO Spinning & Textiles was established in 2009 in Bangladesh with the mission to responsibly recycle the hundreds of tons of cotton fabric discarded daily as cutting waste. Our mechanical recycling process greatly reduces the amount of water, energy, chemicals, and carbon emissions by eliminating the dyeing process.
Our recycled yarns (branded as CYCLO in 2015) are used commercially across a variety of applications and garments. CYCLO recycled cotton is now one of the most sustainable raw materials used in textiles and apparels.
Working with the GFA to track and trace cutting scraps and leftovers, we are creating a truly transparent closed-loop recycling solution for our retail partners in their manufacturing regions.
Circular Fashion Partnership
In partnership with GFA, Reverse Resources, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association textile and garment manufacturers recyclers, and major fashion brands operating in Bangladesh, we intend to demonstrate a win-win business case throughout the fashion value cycle that can be utilised to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion industry.
Desserto® is a highly sustainable plant-based vegan-leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its soft texture. The level of break in the material is first-rate. Qualities like roundness and spring that you normally find in leather, are also found in Desserto®’s materials.
Desserto® adheres to the most rigorous quality and environmental standards, while still managing to deliver a wide variety of products that perform well. The company’s overarching goal is to provide the fashion industry with a sustainable and cruelty-free alternative to faux and animal leather – free of any toxic chemicals and with a significantly reduced environmental footprint.
As the world’s first cactus vegan-leather, Desserto® remains highly sustainable across its production value chain.
Desserto’s five Sustainable facts
1. The micro-flora and micro-fauna soil is enriched through native and typical organic cactus afforestation.
2. The water usage is reduced, as no irrigation is applied.
3. Environment is preserved, as no chemicals (such as herbicides or pesticides) are used.
4. Cactus is left unharmed to enable repeated harvesting from the same plant.
5. Energy is saved by drying the feedstock in a solarium.
DuPont Biomaterials brings innovation ideas and solutions to global partners through the development of high performance, renewable materials. Through its novel bio-based solutions for industries, ranging from packaging and food, to cosmetics and apparel, and even carpeting, DuPont Biomaterials provides sustainable choices to their customers navigating the challenges of greening their supply chains and offering high performance.
Sustainable materials innovation
DuPont Biomaterials is an extension of the company’s long heritage of leadership in sustainable materials innovation. DuPont Biomaterials brings world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace, guided by a focus on partnerships with forward thinkers to promote the new bioeconomy.
IndiDye® Natural Color Company provides an eco-friendly fibre-dyeing solution based entirely on natural dyes and auxiliaries. The dyeing technology combines high colour fastness with very low water consumption. IndiDye® is applicable to natural, cellulosic and synthetic fibres, and all our products are currently melange.
We manufacture our own dyes and dye fibre at our own facilities and provide melange yarns for knits woven through our manufacturing partners.
IndiDye® is certified following the Plant Dyes Standard, a rigorous certification process developed in cooperation with Control Union. The standard verifies all-natural content in our dyes and dyeing process. In addition, our dyes are GOTS approved and OekoTex 100 Class 1 certified.
IndiDye® Natural Color Company was founded with a vision to challenge the prevalence of harmful and wasteful conventional dyes with a natural, clean and good alternative. Since founding our company in 2010, we have conducted more than 85000 tests, resulting in 14 patents for natural dyes, auxiliaries and dyeing. Our pursuit of a natural alternative has culminated in IndiDye®, a dyeing solution that offers both brands and consumers the choice to replace conventional dyes with a 100% natural alternative.
YKK was founded in Japan in 1934 and now operating in 71 countries around the world, YKK develops and produces a range of fastening solutions, including zippers, snaps and buttons, plastic products, hook-and-loop fasteners and webbings. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fastening products, YKK cares deeply about our environmental footprint. Since the introduction in 1994 of our first zipper made from recycled material, we have focused on creating sustainable products that minimise their impact on the environment. With commitments to important industry initiatives, such as the UN Fashion Charter and the Science-based Targets for CO2 emissions reduction, YKK is dedicated to creating products beneficial to people and the planet.
YKK is committed to creating products in “harmony with the environment.” YKK’s sustainable product range includes: Natulon® zippers made from recycled PET, GreenRise® biobased zippers, Natulon® Ocean Sourced™ zippers made from ocean bound plastic, organic cotton and lyocell zippers, snaps and buttons, made using the Acroplating™ non-toxic finishing processes.