Stella Blu is committed to using only top-in-class sustainable fibers for all fabric developments. Sustainability is not a trend - It is an overriding focus for Stella Blu.
Every fabric we design is conceived to have the lowest impact on our planet, which is why we only use BCI cottons, organic and recycled fibres. It takes greater efforts and consideration to use sustainable ways in developing our fabrics, but we see this as time well spent. Read more below to learn about our partners.
The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future, by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.
The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund is a global programme designed to support the Better Cotton Initiative in its goals of reaching five million farmers in key cotton-producing countries and have Better Cotton account for 30% of global cotton production. Launched by BCI and its partners in 2016, the Fund identifies, supports and invests in field-level programmes and innovation while fostering adoption of the Better Cotton Standard System by governments and other national entities.
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Fiber made from recycled plastic bottles to do good. Billions of plastic bottles go into landfills every year. But now you can do something about it. REPREVE is the leading, most trusted, branded performance fiber made from recycled materials (including plastic bottles). Buy products made with REPREVE to make a difference.
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TENCEL™ Denim cellulosic fibers of botanic origin are tailored to a sustainable lifestyle, liberating personal expression through movement by their natural comfort, smoothness and versatility.
For 150 years, denim has been a growing part of the cultural landscape around the world. Its versatility allows it to be worn as work wear as well as fashion.TENCEL™ Denim gives customers peace of mind knowing their products are eco-responsible and have a low carbon footprint. Jeans containing TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are produced using innovative REFIBRA™ technology with low amounts of water.
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The pioneering REFIBRA™ technology involves upcycling a substantial proportion of cotton scraps e.g. from garment production, in addition to wood pulp, where the raw material is transformed to produce new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers to make fabrics and garments.
Based on the award-winning efficient closed loop production process as standard TENCEL™ Lyocell fiber, REFIBRA™ technology is Lenzing’s first step to contribute to the circular economy in the textile industry.
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Derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process by meeting high environmental standards, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers tailor to a sustainable lifestyle, contributing to a cleaner environment.
The introduction of LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded Viscose fibers marks a new milestone in Lenzing’s sustainability journey. LENZING™ ECOVERO™ branded Viscose fibers give you confidence your fashion choices are environmentally responsible and have a low environmental impact.
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WE SEE IT AS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A GREENER INDUSTRY – AND PLANET.
Being a bluesign® system partner, we’re already regarded as one of the cleanest denim mills in the world. We will continue to strive to further reduce our footprint throughout our whole denim manufacturing process, while also finding yet new ways to enhance the prosperity of our employees.
Below we list some of the interventions we’ve undertaken. However, it’s important to remember that sustainability is more than just a list. It’s a mindset.
- Sulphur dyeing in collaboration with Archroma
- Indigo dyeing in collaboration with Dyestar
- Our proprietary organic Sweet Indigo concept returns denim dyeing to its roots while also minimizing the use of harmful hydro sulfites
- Usage of sustainable fibers from Dupont (Sorona®), Lenzing (Tencel®, Modal®, Refibra®), Unifi (Repreve®) and Invista (Coolmax® EcoMade)
- Wastewater treatment facility following a Leave No Trace philosophy. In 2016, Prosperity began a solar programme on its 2,200 m2 rooftop. Currently, we are generating 24,000 kWh a year and cutting CO2 emissions by 217 tons.
- Laser and Ozone washing in collaboration with Jeanologia
- Caustic soda recovery system
- Focusing on waterless finishes vs. desized and/or mercerised finishing
- Employee well-being: ranging from organically produced local food to excellent working conditions