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THE NEW DENIM PROJECT
The New Denim Project is a product line at Iris Textiles, who are an industrial family owned textile group, proudly operating since 1956 in Guatemala. They manufacture 100% sustainable eco-cotton yarns, fabrics, garments and accessories. The New Denim textile line within Iris Textile has been developed by collecting pre-consumer denim off-cuts from jean manufacturers cutting tables, grinding these scraps back into fibre to be spun once again into new yarns and woven up-cycled fabrics. All products are 100% natural and compostable. No synthetic fibres are added during the technical up-cycling process. Waste from Iris textiles' own up-cycling process is passed onto the coffee farmers as compost which helps then then grow speciality coffee in the highland regions of Guatemala resulting in a circular process.
Textiles do not refer to pieces
of cloth — textiles are the framework of our second skin. They involve an artistic process, a transformation of fibres, evidence of the creative mind. Fabrics tell us stories, breathing history, telling us what is happening and where we’re going.
Textiles make culture.
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reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.