The whole world is concerned with sustainability and the environment. While denim is regarded as one of the most polluted industries, Panther Denim is taking a proactive approach.
Sustainability is more than a simple fashion trend to Panther Denim. Eco-developments and sustainability are staples, and are available in absolutely all fabric groups. Panther Denim covers five sustainability solutions:
- Raw materials: We control the raw materials by purchasing BCI organic cotton from our own ginning unit
- Recycled materials: Our close relationships with all recycle materials suppliers allow us to partner with them to use the most updated recycled and sustainable materials in our products, e.g. recycled polyester, EcoMade T400®, Refibra®
- Dyeing process: In the dyeing process, we collaborate with our dyestuff suppliers to invent the most environmentally-friendly dyestuff with less consumption of water and energy. It is our very own EQUA fabric that has been patented
- Ready-2-Laser: We have not one but many different projects going on, including a very promising new finish to ship denim fabric with a “Ready-2-Laser” pre-treatment to reduce energy and stains
- Effluent Treatment Plant: Last but not least, we are executing Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) in our factory and our Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) received strong recognition from many EU and U.S. brands.
These five sustainability solutions help to minimize pollution along the whole supply chain. They’re also employed in Panther’s latest range, which will be presented at Kingpins.
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Make/ECO: A Monochrome indigo theme, with textured weaves, double indigos, and real-indigo overdyes. A selection of crafted denim fabrications highlighting the ancient indigo dyeing know how. Best for garments reflecting the styling from ancient workwear-days.
West/ECO: “Rodeo-Parade” vibes encounter proper western styling, where leather accents and dirty dyed and sturdy 3/1 fabrics in quite open weaves are key. Think “Nudie Cohn” and proper cowboy attire with Native American all-over prints.
The Hamptons/ECO: Preppy jeans in colored denim, pastel corduroy and flat finished indigo with strong salt and pepper effects. A pastel color theme from a time when Ivy League styling was strong, hair was nicely combed and jeans were secured with swell belts.
Play/ECO: Urban geometrics have influenced a selection of fabrics able to support such sculptural designs. A certain 1980s clubbing flavor in black and grey-cast denims, with wider and angular shoulders, underlined and highlighted by “Memphis design” type all-over prints.
Skyline/ECO: Mid-weight fabrics, tight weaves and comfort stretch options. All engineered to embrace the extremely oversized fits of current streetwear and hype-fashion “XL-fit” trends.
Touch/ECO: A large group of four-way, warp and super-stretch fabrics. Introducing Panther Denim’s own “Smartshape” weave, which guarantees best stretch recovery and new shaping dynamics for slimmer fits. Fabrics of this group have extremely soft and suave hand feel. Design focuses on new extra-long in-seam length options and feminine waistband solutions.
Maison Blue/ECO: The premium theme with a quite luxury approach. From Panther’s own “Cottonlux” long-fiber cottons, to fancy weaves, wool-blends and monogram prints. Introducing a stay-blue denim group, which is made for the next generation of denim suits and sartorial denim trends.
Blue Tec/ECO: This group of products is the proper core of the Panther Denim philosophy. Striving to develop what has not been developed in the denim world before. Fabrics with technical features, reflective denim, claiming their legacy in a modern universe of workwear and functional sports fabrics. Protective coatings, lightweight and resistant fabrications. Insulation and heat-transfer management.
Panther Denim’s vertical operations allow for versatility and longevity
When it comes to denim, you can usually find all kinds of stories. Stories about passion, about utility, about fortune making, or simply about jumping on the bandwagon.
Panther Denim is a different kind of story.
Created in the early 1980s by three brothers with the shared the desire to build the best Chinese denim available in the market. In order to reach their quality levels, we had to master every single step of the cotton-to-fabric chain.
Panther Denim became quite quickly one of the rare Chinese denim mills with ginning next to selected cotton fields, spinning its own yarn. The company was dyeing indigo, on rope-dyeing machines, as much as on slasher machines and offering the best adapted indigo solution to every imaginable denim yarn. Additionally, we have a large variety of weaving machines, printing machines, finishing equipment, and a group of skilled textile engineers, one can imagine the vast potential of fabric developments within the mill.
Other than the quality, we are also concerned with our product range. To become one of the staple mills in the international denim business, Panther Denim offers seasonal novelty fabrics and NOOS basic fabrics. The collaborations with Lenzing, Invista and many more have become the foundation to innovative projects in fabric R&D.
Panther Denim then quickly started working with the world’s biggest denim brands on denim developments and also through its subsidiary Tat Fung on ready-to-dye fabrications.
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