Sustainable Raw Materials & Products & Technologies

We are passionate about the sustainability of all our operations..

 

Recycled Cotton

Depletion of water resources is increasing day by day and cotton is known as one of the most water consuming crops. Since the main raw material in denim manufacturing is cotton, our engineers purposefully developed denim fabrics by using recycled cotton in the composition of articles to contribute water saving. We manufacture pre-consumer recycled cotton as well as post-consumer recycled cotton; this special cotton raw material owning the Global Recycled Standard certificate.

Recycled Polyester

Repreve® Recycled Polyester is a high-quality recycled fiber that is certified and traceable, made from 100% recycled materials including post-consumer PET bottles and post-industrial fiber waste.

For the related articles, we use a special yarn structure containing this post-consumer recycled polyester fiber blended with cotton.

As an added value, this yarn structure creates a micro-climate between the fabric and the human body, offering a thermal comfort to the end-user, up-leveling the consumer experience .

NEWLIFE - TM

Made from post-consumer plastic bottles, NewlifeTM is an excellent quality and certified recycled polyester yarn. This high performance, fully traceable yarn can always be detectable by laboratory analysis and it is completely produced from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles by using a mechanical, not chemical process. We purposefully produce fabrics with this very special recycled yarn.

TENCEL™ Lyocell Fiber with REFIBRA™ Technology

Through the RefibraTM technology, to produce new virgin TencelTM Lyocell fiber which is included in the composition of the fabrics and garments, upcycling of cotton scraps (waste of garment production etc.) as well as wood pulp are utilized. RefibraTM technology, originated from the awarded efficient closed loop manufacturing process of TencelTM Lyocell fiber, is Lenzing’s first ever initiative for contributing to the circular economy.

Organic Cotton

We are working along the lines of our sustainability purpose and principles in all stages of our operations; avoiding use of prohibited toxic chemicals or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for organic cotton farming. 

Through our organic cotton production, we contribute to the health and well-being of ecosystems and our society as we embrace natural processes rather than artificial input. The mix of synthetic pesticides, defoliants, herbicides and fertilizers that can pollute the water and air is not used in our processes for the farming of organic cotton. GOTS certifed organic cotton harvested from Sanliurfa is preferred and used for its related articles.

BCI Cotton

The Better Cotton Initiative, the largest cotton sustainability program in the world, aiming to make worldwide cotton production better for the people who farm it, for the environment and also for the future of our industry.

The cotton produced by BCI farmers is better and significant for the environment and the farming communities.

We have become a proud member of BCI in 2013, taking a precious step in in our contribution to creating more sustainable environment, a more sustainable future and a better life.

Zero Cotton

To support a reduction in the use of cotton and to save water, we have purposefully applied the Zero Cotton approach. Instead of cotton, a blend of several different fibers of botanic origin such as linen, hemp, lyocell, modal etc. are preferred. All with the purpose of creating a more sustainable environment through a responsible solid act.

 

Linen: Provides coolness in hot weather as well as air permeability to make body breathe. In addition, linen fiber is very absorbent, strong and it dries fast.

Hemp: Promises lightness and absorbancy in clothings, also ensuring high tensile strength. The fiber is perfect for outdoor wear, thanks to its UV and mold-resistant features.

TENCEL™ Lyocell: The wood needed for the production of Lyocell fiber is sourced with full responsibility, in line with sustainability principles. The main properties of TencelTM Lyocell are mainly softness, smoothness, shiny look, durability, efficiency moisture, absorbancy, breathability and skin gentleness.

TENCEL™ Modal: Mainly produced from the renewable source of beech wood and sourced from sustainable forests, TencelTM Modal fiber promises a pleasant cool feeling on the skin as well as natural softness and smoothness.

Lycra® T400® EcoMade

Lycra® T400® fiber with EcoMade technology successfully combines shape retention feature with sustainability. 50% of its fiber content is made from recycled PET while 18% is made out of plant-based material. Lycra® T400® EcoMade is also included in our raw material portfolio.

Sustainable Products 

D-Clear

 

Our purposefully developed D-Clear technology offers considerably significant saving values for both Indigo / Sulphur Dyeing and Finishing steps of production.

• Decreases water consumption by 40%, from 10 liters to 6 liters at
Indigo / Sulphur Dyeing process per kg of yarn.

• Makes the use only 9 grams of chemicals per liter instead of 150 grams at the finishing process possible. 

• Reduces water consumption significantly by 83%, from  6,4 liters to 1,1 liters at the finishing process per meter of fabric.

Sustainable Technologies

Washpro Technology

 

Calik Denim’s new sustainability-driven innovation Washpro technology promises long-lasting freshness for the denim garments. With Washpro technology, end-users will need less number of washes for their denim garment’s life cycle. As each home laundry requires a lot of water and energy, Washpro featured fabrics provide significant saving of resources. Besides, Washpro technology helps to reduce microfiber pollution in the oceans since it reduces number of needed home laundries, hence the reason it reduces wastewater amount including microfibers. The freshness feature offered by Washpro is long-lasting even after industrial laundry treatments.

Denethic

 

Denethic is a product concept we have developed with a sustainable approach for the whole supply chain of a denim garment manufacture.

Being consciously aware of the increasing tendency to prepare denim garments with minimum or no environmental impact caused by laundry treatments, we developed the Denethic concept with an innovative approach, offering rinse washed, rinse+enzyme washed as well as bleached look fabrics.

Since the fabrics are produced at the mill with a look of washing effects, our customers who wish to get clean look garments can use these fabrics even as cut & sew. 

Compared to the raw fabric, on which conventional washing processes are applied during manufacturing, Denethic fabrics offer considerable water saving values. For the rinse look, rinse+enzyme look and bleached look fabrics; these saving amounts are 44%, 15% and 32% respectively.

Denethic is a new dimension for the whole supply chain of a denim garment manufacture with its important contribution to sustain our environment and our planet consciously and with responsibility.

Oxygene

 

We have passionately invented Oxygene technology, aiming to significantly contribute to the whole supply chain of denim garment production. 
As Calik Denim, we expand beyond our own production processes, caring for the upcoming steps of the supply chain. The fabrics produced by Oxygene allow the brands and manufacturers to minimize their environmental impact, too. Thus, we all contribute to a more sustainable world.
 
Oxygene allows a reduction in consumption of the resources at the laundering stage, offering perfect results (look, touch, colour etc.) and much less environmental impact at laundry treatments.

Perfect Results at Laundry Treatments

• Works extremely well with laser without requiring extra step of cleaning
• Superior ozone wash effects
• Provides flexibility for application of only laser + ozone without the need for extra washing
• Stronger stone wash effects in a shorter period of time
• At any laundry treatment, offerings are of bright look, clear shades, natural casts, soft hand feel and no puckering

 

We have passionately invented Oxygene technology, aiming to significantly contribute to the whole supply chain of denim garment production. 

As Calik Denim, we expand beyond our own production processes, caring for the upcoming steps of the supply chain. The fabrics produced by Oxygene allow the brands and manufacturers to minimize their environmental impact, too. Thus, we all contribute to a more sustainable world.
 
Oxygene allows a reduction in consumption of the resources at the laundering stage, offering perfect results (look, touch, colour etc.) and much less environmental impact at laundry treatments.

 

Perfect Results at Laundry Treatments

• Works extremely well with laser without requiring extra step of cleaning
• Superior ozone wash effects
• Provides flexibility for application of only laser + ozone without the need for extra washing
• Stronger stone wash effects in a shorter period of time
• At any laundry treatment, offerings are of bright look, clear shades, natural casts, soft hand feel and no puckering

 

 

Transparency Monitoring System

 

As Calik Denim,we believe in focusing on measurable goals and we have developed Transparency Monitoring System (TMS) for this purpose. 

Our system that we’ve installed in our facility enables us to monitor the performance of our machinary and optimize resource consumption effectively. TMS is a breakthrough step in our industry in order to create a transparent and a more sustainable production line.

Better Dye

 

Better Dye process is applied purposefully at our Indigo Dyeing facility to offer better environmental impact as indigo dyeing is a process that requires considerable amount of water and chemical substance usage. Eco-friendly Better Dye process is salt-free and it provides significant reduction of waste water. The process allows us to save
valuable resources, hence it reduces the carbon footprint of our products.

 

• Reducing Sulphate up to 20%
• Decreasing Chemical Oxygene Demand up to 44%
• Reducing Suspended Solids up to 8%
• Decreasing Water Consumption up to 25%

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