26/10/2018 – Itema — auf Deutsch lesen
Denim goes greener
Prosperity Textile acting as a pioneer and choosing a sustainable innovation in the weaving industry: the brand-new isaver by Itema
Prosperity Textile, one of the main denim producers worldwide, has chosen for its new facility one interesting and sustainable-oriented Itema technologies, isaver equipped on the Itema R95002 denim.
Prosperity Textiles is, in fact, one of the early adopters of this new technology chosen for the new plant that the indigo fabrics producer will open in Vietnam, and that will be exclusively equipped with the latest Itema weaving machine model.
Isaver: the ideal green tool for denim weaving
This new technology, developed by Itemalab, the Itema Advanced Innovation Department, is able to completely eliminate the left-hand weft waste, allowing to insert the weft yarns in the fabric without the need of additional yarns.
Isaver significantly reduces raw material waste, leading to tangible benefits in terms of machine’s efficiency, cost reduction and energy saving.
Just consider that the weaver will gain a minimum saving of € 2.000 per year per machine,
and our planet will gain even more. Thanks to isaver, 1.000 Kg of cotton per machine per year – the 3% of the total raw materials - will be saved, thus avoiding the waste of 20 million liters of water, equivalent to 400.000 showers.
A joint eco-driven path
Itema, understanding very well the importance of saving resources and energy to drive the textile production in the direction of a more conscious manufacturing, focused its attention to develop breakthrough weaving solutions and in 2018 introduced to the market the isaver, a revolutionary device dedicated specifically to denim fabrics able to eliminate the waste selvedge on the left-hand side of the fabric. This is one of the reasons, why Prosperity Textiles has chosen to adopt this extraordinary
echnology for its new facility.
Today Prosperity Textiles is one of the main denim producers worldwide, counting 1,300 employees and 20 offices worldwide. Moreover, a second state-of-theart denim mill will be inaugurated in Vietnam by the end of 2018. What makes Prosperity able to stand out on a global scale, is not simply its products high quality but the ability to conciliate flawless denim fabric production with a sustainability-oriented mindset that permeates every stage of their textile supply chain.
Prosperity, indeed, adopted innovative green manufacturing concepts through all stages of the company’s operations, from product development, raw materials procurement and processing, to natural resources and energy utilization including waste management. Prosperity’s denim production is based on the employment of best quality yarns available on the market, while still targeting the most sustainable sources, from BCI to organic, recycled cotton, and from Tencel Lyocell to Sustans, in 2017, more than 20 million yards fabric sales from Prosperity are with sustainable fibers inside.
The introduction of eco-friendly dyeing and finishing practices allows the company to create indigo shades and performance denims, with less water and energy consumption compared to the traditional systems. Last year, Prosperity produced 20% more fabrics than 2016, yet the water and electricity use and greenhouse gas emission was down by 11.5%, 7.9% and 5.4% respectively.
In this continuous process of improvement and contribution to a greener industry and planet, plays a central role the recent renewal of the historic partnership and strategic alliance with Itema – a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge weaving solutions – which represents the natural evolution of a constant process of research for partners able to support Prosperity Textiles’ growth as a sustainable company. Up to now, all innovations and efforts done in this regard addressed the traditionally more polluting steps of the denim production. In fact, if the development of green technologies is nowadays spread in many fabric processing stages, such as finishing and dyeing, weaving was not yet capable to provide sustainable solutions to weavers.
Prosperity Textiles was founded in 1999 in Shaoguan, China — an area famed for its forests, rivers and mountains. Prosperity has since grown into a denim operation with 1,300 employees and 20 offices worldwide. A second state-of-the-art denim mill will open in Vietnam in 2018.