Tejidos Royo and DryIndigo® for a more sustainable textile industry
According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the fashion sector uses a quantity of water that would meet the needs of 5 million people every year. Likewise, producing a single pair of jeans with conventional dyeing methods uses the same amount of water that the average person could drink over seven years. Therefore, it is of prime importance to develop technologies that reduce this level of consumption, both for brands and for customers who are committed to sustainability and the environment.
Among the companies that joined the cause, Tejidos Royo. Involved in the sustainable denim revolution, the Spanish manufacturer launched The One Million Liters campaign, presented for the first time at Kingpins Show Amsterdam (see all the latest news here). The initiative’s core mission is to show how changing one part of the production or manufacturing process can speed up change towards a more sustainable textile industry.
DryIndigo® is one of the new technologies that is revolutionising the sector, by using 0% water in the dyeing process. It also reduces energy consumption by 65% during manufacture, uses 89% less chemical products, and completely eliminates wastewater discharge. As a result of implementing its pioneering DryIndigo® technology in 2019, Tejidos Royo has saved more than 1 million liters of water used in denim dyeing. The economic contribution from the first million litters saved has been donated to UNICEF for its water and sanitation programmes which improve the lives of thousands of children around the world.
Now the commitment of the Spanish company, is to raise awareness among industry players and consumers by inviting them to select the cause they want to donate the next million liters of water to. “In the textile industry, we need to rework our processes to become a much more sustainable industry” saidJosé Rafael Royo, member of the company’s board.
“DryIndigo® is a major milestone in this area, and we hope that it inspires both the sector and the brands to develop more technologies that contribute to making our industry a much more responsible one towards our surroundings”.
Join the sustainable denim revolution! Use the platform www.onemillionliters.com, choose you cause, save the Planet and the humans.