Smart ingredients take the lead being enhanced by the unique TINTEX’s dyeing and finishing expertise.
A unique initiative called THE BLUE LAB, created by the NGO Drip by Drip aimed at developing alternative textile solutions with the lowest possible water footprint, in collaboration with a network of participants. Among the key partners, Lenzing that provides the fibers, Tearfil supplying the yarn, TINTEX realizing the fabrics, Blue Ben creating the garments, Montebelo that works closely with brands, organizations and manufacturers to create responsible fashion products and with Agroho the non-profit organization that is working for marginalized communities in Bangladesh.
THE BLUE LAB fabric by TINTEX Textiles 85% TENCEL™ Modal, 15% Hemp
The connection between fashion consumption and water resources is a key fact, and it has been the premise for the creation of world’s first saving water fabrics. A range of 5 amazing water-efficient innovations, whose production is using between 443 and 965 liters per kg, while the amount of water needed to produce 1 kg of conventional cotton fabric ranges from 7,000 to 29,000 liters per kg. We are talking about water savings of up to 90%, achieved starting from the cultivation of raw materials such as as well as in the fabric dyeing process and of course through water recycling.
This fabric collection has been developed using the following key smart fibers: TENCEL™ Lyocell, Modal, hemp and ROICA™ V550, the sustainable premium stretch fiber from Asahi Kasei, a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold Level for Material Health product and ingredients certified yarn evaluated throughout the supply chain for lower impact on human and environmental health. This yarn can also boast the Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certificate as it proudly breaks down without releasing harmful substances.
Blue Lab fabrics can be purchased directly from the manufacturer and 10% of their sales go to our wastewater projects in Bangladesh.
Time to focus on another player of this project, the German activist brand Blue Ben who has used THE BLUE LAB water efficient fabrics by TINTEX to realize “THE BLUE SWEATER”, a unisex sweater, crew-neck, loose-fit, with a unique branding dedicated to Bangladesh, the second largest exporter of garments suffering from severe water crises. Part of the sales is devoted to the reparations and the clean up of the wastewater plants in Bangladesh. Together with DRIP BY DRIP, the world’s first NGO founded to tackle the water issues in the fashion and textile industry and their expert partners in Bangladesh, they seek to find and build solutions to clean and filter ground, surface and waste water.