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Bossa Introduces Post Consumer Denim Concept

Denim manufacturer Bossa launched their latest concept ‘Post Consumer Denim’. This new recycling concept consists two different stages. Part 1 is the shredding stage, it shreds the old jeans into fiber. Part 2 is about Post Consumer Recycle Denim production. The first production step is blending. This will follow-up by spinning. Than you get the magical dyeing process where the yarns turns into blue. When this stage is completed it’s time for the weaving part and the final stage in this process is finishing.

After all these stages the production process starts to make pairs of jeans for sampling. First they sew the fabric and then they wash it to catch the desired look.

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LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) Study Of 20% PCRD

1.000 old pairs of jeans can be used for producing 2.000 meters 20% PCRD (Post Consumer Recycled Denim) blended fabric.

20% PCRD blended fabric means;

  • 18.14% less pollution on fresh water
  • 4,09% less pollution on marine water
  • 5,09% less impact on human health
  • 6,43% less global warming

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Watch the video here below to see how the PCRD process works.

About The Bossa Company

With 67 years in the denim business Bossa has grown into one of the largest textile corporations of Turkey. Based in Adana they produce high quality and innovative denim fabrics. They offer a wide range of fabrics with a high production capacity in dyeing and finishing.

Sustainability, clean production processes, reduce wastage of water and energy, not polluting, recycle, reuse, are all the concepts that take place in their DNA. They have committed themselves in reset concept since 2006, with their established RE-SET capsule collection. Each season their collection evolved one step further. Consumption of Organic/BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton, usage of natural chemicals and dyestuff, achievement of manufacturing 100% recycled denim provide big contributions to the existence of the world. They acknowledge that it is important to reduce, reuse and recycle in order not to compromise the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.

For many years they’re working seriously and hard in this important field. It’s their commitment to ‘do our part to keep our planet clean’.

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.