Our Makers: Tayfun & Nihat
TAYFUN AND NIHAT, DENIM AND CORD MILL AND MAKER
The launch of our denim and corduroy collections brings a new and blossoming relationship with a Turkish sustainable denim mill and manufacturer.
Tayfun and his team are actively involved in the protection and preservation of the environment. During the denim manufacturing they capture CO2 and re-use it in the finishing process, preventing around 30,000 tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere every year! Responsible dyeing saves 85% of water in comparison to conventional dyeing. As cotton growing and denim production requires a lot of water, innovation in reducing water consumption is essential.
“In order to produce a pair of jeans we use a kilo of cotton that gets transformed into 1.4 meters of denim. To grow this quantity of cotton it may request from 8,500 to 23,000 liters of water. To produce 1.40 meters of fabric we use 90 liters of water and to wash a pair of jeans we need 60 liters of water. We must find ways for saving all this.”
- Tayfun Akbay
The cotton for our collections is sustainably produced by farmers who care for water, soil health & natural habitats.
Nihat and his team are the garment manufacturing partner that works closely with the sustainable denim mill. Nihat’s manufacturing company has been established for over 30 years, a family business constantly striving for sustainable innovation. They recover and reuse up to 50% of water used in the laundry and have reduced their energy consumption with the implementation of eco-friendly stitching machines with a reduction of 40% and lighting seeing a further reduction of 25%.
BOTH OUR DENIM MILL AND MAKER HAVE BSCI SOCIAL COMPLIANCE AUDITING IN PLACE. OUR DENIM MILL IS OKEO TEX 100 CERTIFIED.