26 Sep '17, 11am

Read about our work with The New Denim Project and how to get your hands on one of our new…

Read about our work with The New Denim Project and how to get your hands on one of our new…

This year, however, we’ve been able to take part in an exciting new project around up-cycling, reuse and sustainability that started in one of our producing countries. In Guatemala, Iris textiles is a textile group started by the Engelberg family that has operated since 1956. The company started out dyeing cotton, then spinning it, weaving it and now also have a cut and sow department. In 2013, Arianne Engelberg, a third generation textile producer, launched the New Denim Project, that seeks to address some of the problems around textile waste and resource management that the textile industry faces. Arianne and her father Jaime set a goal to produce a zero waste system, taking denim scraps from local denim factories and turning it into new cloth.

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