ISKO’s Ctrl+Z material science – now bluesign® APPROVED

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The leading denim ingredient brand and the full-service solutions system with a focus on sustainable chemistry have teamed up in a concerted effort to strengthen their partnership while promoting more sustainable textile production. The shared responsible values, top-class expertise and advanced sustainable innovations exhibited by the two companies continue with their newest venture.

ISKO has achieved the bluesign® APPROVED label for Ctrl+Z recycled denim fabrics containing no virgin cotton and only recycled and regenerated fibers that are made to be fully recyclable with the newest recycling technologies, enabling a fully circular system.

Ctrl+Z is ISKO’s latest innovation employing no virgin cotton, only recycled, and regenerated fibers: more durable, stronger, and now bluesign® APPROVED.

It is a credential that Bluesign grants only to bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERs, including manufacturers, that meet the strict safety and environmental requirements of the bluesign® CRITERIA such as ensuring production sites are safe for workers, reducing CO2 emissions and water consumption, as well as avoiding hazardous substances in production among many others.

This label is one of the hardest sustainability credentials to achieve, by one of the most trusted independent authorities in the world. As such, it speaks to the level of transparency of ISKO’s products and to the sustainable and innovative approach that Ctrl+Z brings to the table and to production. Specifically, Ctrl+Z is material science that hits “undo” on post-industrial waste delivering fabrics made from recycled and regenerated content that look and feel identical to their former compositions with increased strength and durability.

“This is a great achievement for ISKO as we have been seriously investing from the very beginning to make our production, and the industry as a whole, more responsible, transparent, and ultimately sustainable. We are looking forward to this new partnership with Bluesign which keeps raising the bar of what is to be expected to make business better” states Ebru Özküçük, ISKO’s Head of Sustainability.

Daniel Rüfenacht, CEO of Bluesign adds: “The importance of developing recycled denim using responsible chemicals and processes cannot be underscored enough. The negative impacts of this section of the industry are well-documented. But ISKO’s continued focus on advancing innovations in denim textiles, while adhering to Bluesign’s high standards, demonstrates how partnerships can work holistically.”

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