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Inside Out Indigo Dyeing Opens Up Design Opportunities

With Lenzing’s latest launch, indigo is breaking free of its traditional five-pocket jean limits.

TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo technology offers an alternative to traditional indigo dyeing, which soaks yarn in vats. This process uses considerable energy, water and chemicals to get the fibers to take the color. In comparison, the newly introduced TENCEL™ development dyes modal when it is in its liquid form, infusing the fibers with pigment before they are extruded. This “inside out” application of dye comes with water, chemical and energy use savings.

In a webinar on Feb. 25, Lenzing’s Tricia Carey spoke with Adriano Goldschmied of House of Gold and Guenther Widler from DyStar about the ecological, creative and quality difference of TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color technology.

Read more on Carved in Blue.

This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit