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Future Fabrics Expo In London

On the 24th and 25th of January Bossa Denim will exhibit on the Future Fabrics Expo in London. This is a sustainable fair where Bossa will highlight their sustainable products. Also their Strategy and Business Development Director, Mr. Besim Özek, will talk about recycling and post consumer denim in a seminar.

Full Integrated Manufacturing Mill

Bossa Denim is a leading full integrated fabric manufacturing mill which is actively involved in the protection and preservation of the environment since it’s startup. They adopted the following procedures aimed at reducing their environmental impact: Sustainable Materials, Energy Efficiency, Water Saving, Process Engineering, Certification, Social Responsibility, Re-Usage, Collaboration and Co-Creation.

Taking it a step further they launched the entirely ecological RESET collection in 2006, which not only uses organic cotton, but utilizes ecological dyes, chemicals and finishes throught the entire production. Widening the range, recycled denim fabrics were also added to: RESET in 2010. Although the process to convert denim scraps to reusable yarn has a higher cost than using cotton, the cost of sending all these scraps to landfill has a much bigger and irreversible impact on our lives and the ecosystem.

Today, Bossa focuses on the different steps in the lifecycle of the product that are particularly high impact and identifies key changes that need to be made. This whole approach, Bossa Cares, includes every step in the lifecycle both inside and outside the company; from design to the disposal of the product and the design again. Bossa continues to launch valuable projects for different stages of the lifecycle.

The Importancy Of Recycling

Recycling is extremely important for our world with limited resources. Recycling is also carried out in textile sector as well as paper, plastic and iron-steel sectors. Bossa is recycling unused yarns and fibers in the establishment by reusing them as a raw material. Additionally, they use the fibers obtained from plastic bottles with r-PET project as textile raw material.

They have succeeded in becoming the first textile company by producing 100% recycled fabric through Re-Set collection in the world. They also calculate and certify all environmental impact of the products in Re-Set collection on the basis of product by LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) project.

More Sustainable Concepts

When you speak of environment, the first thing to come to mind is ‘water’. Water is life. Bossa, carrying out activities about water saving, has introduced the concept of ‘Saveblue’ (Read more about this here in previous article here). Being sensitive to energy and water consumption, their company has taken a great step in the sense of sustainability by combining natural fiber use and this concept. They save water at the rate of 85% in dyeing the products in ‘Saveblue’ concept.

Next to saving water, Bossa has also generated their own energy which saved a rate of 20% already. Also their ‘Dyeart’ concept is an innovative one where they developed an environment-friendly, new dyeing process and introduced a new understanding to the production of colorful denim fabric.

The latest environmental concept is ‘Future Denim’. This is a new concept in which their 100% sustainable fabrics are available. Fibers and yarns in the contents of the products in this concept sustainable ones such as organic cotton, recycle cotton, recycle polyester, eco T400, refibra (recycle tencel), and pcrd (post consumer recycle denim). In this sense, products, with both dyeing and finishing processes, are 100% sustainable. They call such 100% sustainable quality ‘Denim of the Future’.

During the upcoming Future Fabrics Expo fair you can see all the concepts and new innovations by Bossa Denim. Check all the details of the fair here below.


Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.