Garmon Studio joins 94 other industry members, confirming its leadership in sustainability
Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, has announced that Garmon Studio, the application laboratory of Garmon Chemicals, the company’s textile auxiliaries business unit and the chemical solutions brand for the denim and fashion industry, joined the Ellen McArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project in July.
With acceptance into Jeans Redesign, Garmon Studio joins 94 other garment manufacturers, fabric mills, retailers and brands – including GAP, Levi’s, C&A, H&M, Lee and Guess – demonstrating its commitment to sustainable chemicals for the garment-finishing industry.
The Jeans Redesign project provides a set of guidelines for the denim industry based on the principles of circular economy. Today, 95 percent of the brands and garment manufacturers that have accepted the guidelines have already successfully prohibited the use of potassium permanganate, stone finishing and sand blasting – practices that Garmon Chemicals eliminated with its sustainable solutions years ago.
Launched in 2019, Jeans Redesign provides a powerful framework to scale circular practices, driving the whole denim industry forward. Promoted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Jeans Redesign encourages leading brands, mills, and garment manufacturers to transform the way jeans are made.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an international nonprofit that spans industries and is committed to the creation of a circular economy that tackles some of the biggest challenges of our time, such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.
With Garmon Studio’s acceptance into Jeans Redesign and Garmon Chemicals’ role in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Community Platform, Kemin Textile Auxiliaries confirms its position as a sustainability leader, a role the company has earned through many actions: the creation of safer chemicals for the finishing industry; the adoption of the ZDHC programme and of the Bluesign® certification; and, recently, the creation of the water-savings-made-easy system, Smart Foam.