The West Coast denim scene came together for Calik’s “Denim Saves Water” panel held at the Eco Prk washhouse in Los Angeles. The event focused on how to improve sustainability without sacrificing the look and feel of the garments by selecting the right supply chain partners.
Attendees participated in a workshop introducing Calik’s Oxygene concept, which on average reduces water usage across the denim laundry process by 53 percent. Coupled with Eco Prk’s previous commitment to using very little water, the mill says you have an “industry first for low consumption of water, energy and chemicals.”
Patagonia Creative Director Miles Johnson, Rivi Goods Owner George Wilson, Heather Morton from Blue Salt Product Development and Calik Denim Head of Sales and Marketing Ebru Ozaydin discussed ways to make denim a more water-friendly process during a panel discussion moderated by Amy Leverton, the author of Denim Dudes.
Following the panel and workshop, attendees participated in an interactive create-your-own denim inspired and drought resistant terrarium and took home some green life of their own.