On average, we wear a jean 2.5 times before washing it. GRAPHITO’s antimicrobial shield activity allows for many more wears, reducing the domestic environmental impact of our jeans.
GRAPHITO has increased antiviral and antibacterial shield activities thanks to G+® Graphene Plus, the purest, safest, skin-friendly, and non-toxic form of graphene patented by Directa Plus and produced only 50 km far from our mill. Tests show that, in five days, G+® reduces the bacterial load up to 50% compared to conventional jeans, and its antimicrobial activity increases over time, meaning you can wear your GRAPHITO jean at least twice as long as a regular jean. Wearing jeans 10 times before washing them instead of 2.5 times decreases the water and energy used and CO2 emissions by 75%, according to the Levi Strauss & Co Life Cycle Assessment 2015. And no worries, G+® also has an odor-neutralizing action!
G+® guarantees thermal comfort, making GRAPHITO a cross-seasonal fabric. Tests show that jeans impregnated with G+® measured lower skin temperature and a higher external surface temperature, indicating better heat dissipation for the user. GRAPHITO is, finally, sized with our patented and bio-based Kitotex® technology, which has a remarkable effect on indigo-dyed yarns, ennobling the fabric’s hand-feel, color saturation, and natural shine.
GRAPHITO is available in a 3x1 selvedge fabric and a full-width version with broken batavia construction. The G+® Graphen Plus impregnation confers a deep, blue-greyish color to the fabric. Thanks to Kitotex®’s outstanding binding and film-forming properties, indigo-dyed yarns have an improved color fullness, characterizing the overall aesthetic of GRAPHITO fabrics with a polished look and feel.
G+® Graphene Plus