The ReLast collection represents Candiani Denim’s first step into developing fabric for sustainable stretch jeans. To design these fabrics, we applied the same way of thinking about recycling and regeneration used for our ReGen products and moved it to stretch yarns.
Stretch denim for sustainable jeans comes from recycled textile products
In the wake of ReGen's success, we decided to apply our ideas about recycled textile products to stretch yarns. Our ReLast stretch denim creates sustainable jeans made with pre-consumer recycled fiber, i.e. production leftovers. These fabrics are not only beneficial in terms of sustainability, but they also ensure higher-than-average stretch performance and hence a consistent snug fit that will not lose its shape.
Candiani Denim’s innovative stretch fabric has a low environmental footprint
The ReLast project was Candiani Denim’s first step into creating an innovative stretch fabric with a low environmental footprint without affecting quality. ReLast products are not only sustainable but also have higher-than-average stretch performance and ensure their snug fit will not lose its shape over time.
Candiani Denim’s ReLast collection is composed of three different fabrics: comfort, stretch, and super stretch, according to their level of elasticity. They all offer incredible recovery and supreme performance, are made from 100% organic cotton, and are sized with the Kitotex® technology patented by Candiani Denim.
Our ReLast collection uses the Kitotex® technology
Candiani Denim obtained the exclusive license for the Kitotex® technology in denim production. This technology drastically reduces the amount of water, energy, and chemicals used in manufacturing.
The Kitotex® technology is based on using Chitosan, a biodegradable polymer earned from mushrooms, and saves 30% energy, 50% water, and 70% chemicals in the dyeing process. At the end of the production process, Chitosan can also help purify the discharged water.