COLORFAST: Twin Dragon’s Forever Black is made with Modal from the Lenzing Color collection, which requires less water to produce a colorfast black than traditional sulfur dyeing. Pictured: Level99’s Forever Black denim style.
As of Thursday, May 1, 2014
Gardena, Calif.–based denim maker Twin Dragon Marketing is using Lenzing’s Modal to make a black denim that is colorfast and requires less water to produce than a traditional black denim made with sulfur dye.
“Never in all my years have I seen any denim perform so well on the crocking test. Absolutely remarkable!” said Dominic Poon, chief executive officer of Twin Dragon, in a company statement.
Twin Dragon’s Forever Black is made with a blend of recycled polyester, spandex and Lenzing Modal from the Austrian fiber maker’s Lenzing Color collection.
Lenzing creates its colorfast black Modal by adding the dye to the fiber in the solvent stage. The Lenzing Color collection also includes red, black, blue and brown Modal fibers.
Lenzing Modal is made with Lenzing’s eco-friendly Edelweiss Technology, which produces a carbon-neutral fiber, according to a 2008 lifecycle assessment of Lenzing fibers conducted by the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The fiber is made in Austria from Austrian beechwood pulp, and up to 95 percent of processing chemicals are recovered during the production process. In addition, at Lenzing’s Austrian plant, the company can recover and reuse excess energy and wood substances for an “energy self-sufficient” process.
Twin Dragon currently has four Forever Black fabrications, including a heavier weight for menswear. In addition, the company has introduced a Forever White denim style that won’t yellow. The fabric is made from a blend of Lenzing Modal, polyester and spandex.
For more information, visit www.twindragonmarketing.com