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Denim recycling

Denim recycling, with millions of blue jeans being used and thrown away every year, most going into landfills, it is essential to incorporate recycling or reusing of denim materials into the overall development process.

Sugar cane denim

Sugar Cane denim is a term used to describe the construction of denim made from fibres derived from the plant that gave rise to the brand-name SUGAR CANE. In 1947, Levi XX 501 button fly, five-pocket selvedge dungarees was made by sugarcane.

Buddy Lee

Buddy Lee was introduced in 1920 by denim brand Lee and is a ceramic doll wearing Lee’s overalls.

Dry Denim

Dry jeans are another name for ridged or raw denim, unwashed with deep indigo colour.

Enzyme washing

Enzyme Washing is the use of cellulose enzymes to soften the jeans and lighten a colour. The cellulosic used because they loosen up the indigo dye in the denim.


Hemming of legs of jeans can often be a complicated process, with embroidered and beads creating patterns inlaid in the hemming. However, it can be unaffected by using different coloured threads to do the hemming. It creates a striking look even for casual jeans with the connection of colours on both sides of the denim cloth.

Anti-fit jeans

Anti-Fit is one of the characterising features of the 501 Levi’s Jeans and been with the jeans since 1890.

Textile waste

Textile waste can be classified as either pre-consumer or post-consumer textile waste. Pre-consumer textile waste is the leftovers or by-products from textile, fibre- or cotton industries. Post-consumer textile waste is the waste of fleece, flannel, corduroy, cotton, nylon, denim, wool, and linen.