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Martelli Europe: Eco Laundry Interview

Our friends at the denimandjeans blog recently posted an interesting piece on top Italian Laundry, Martelli. They interviewed managing director Mauro Angelini about the new developments and environmentally sustainable processes going on at this reputed Italian wash house.

Angelini talks about the laundry’s new approach to environmentally friendly finishing:

“We are working primarily with suppliers of chemicals like Garmon, in order to reduce CO2 emissions with washes and finishes using cold temperatures.”

He also discusses his view on sandblasting as well as newer processes that he’s currently seeing on the rise in the market:

“There is a growing trend to ask three-dimensional finishings (3D) with resins, then there is always required the vintage effect is probably our strength.”

Then he goes on to showcase a selection of new finishes his laundry is currently excited about (images above). Each jean is listed with the details of processes and energy savings, which makes for interesting reading. Here is an example:

Soylent Green- Eco:

KURABO FABRIC: SW STONE WASH + COLD DYEING = ECOLOGICAL TREATEMENT DUE TO THE TEMPERATURE SAVING:

* BY USING COLD STONE WASH IT RESULTS A SAVING OF 30 ° C, WHICH ALSO REPRESENTS A SAVING OF 3 m³ CH4 (METHAN ) OUT OF BURNING = APPROXIMATELY 5.7 Kg OF CO2 EMISSION IN THE AIR
* BY USING COLD DYEING IT RESULTS A SAVING OF 30 ° C, WHICH ALSO REPRESENTS A SAVING OF 3 m³ CH4 (METHAN ) OUT OF BURNING = APPROXIMATELY 5.7 Kg OF CO2 EMISSION IN THE AIR

For more info, check out the full piece on denimandjeans.

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