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Isko Rallies Denim Leaders to Rethink Washing

Great denim minds from Diesel, Guess, Armani and more came together for Isko’s two-day washing event in Italy earlier this month.

Held in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy at the Creative Room, the mill’s design and style research hub, the seminar’s main point of discussion was responsible innovation—a term that encompasses Isko’s foundation, built on competence, creativity and citizenship.

Executives and specialists from the denim ingredient brand explained everything from the company’s history to its latest innovations in fabric technologies and washing techniques. Each addressed their commitment to continuing to make strides in these developments, and the event underscored the importance of collaboration.

“We really need to join forces if we want to be able to create a better tomorrow for future generations. Sharing knowledge is key, and these events represent a good way to allow our clients to learn more about not only the products they buy, but also the industry that produces them and how the whole process works,” Rosey Cortazzi, global marketing director, said in a statement. “Ultimately, accountability and transparency are what will lead to greater demands to provide concrete facts and figures pushing everyone to commit to establishing greener supply chains.”

The event also featured a trend presentation by Sam Trotman of Denim Dudes, a natural dyeing workshop by Celia Geraedts of Blue Print Amsterdam and a visit to the Everest Tecnologie Tessili srl facilities.

Isko is the only denim mill in the world with both a Nordic Swan Ecolabel and EU Ecolabel. It remains committed to sustainable practices and recently joined forces with Textile Exchange, the global non-profit organization that focuses on minimizing the environmental impacts of the textile industry.