Jimtex and Denim North America Team Up to Launch Sustainable Denim Using Recycled Cotton
Denim North America and Jimtex Yarns, a division of Martex Fiber Southern Corp., have teamed up to launch a new sustainable denim collection called R3 Denim.
“We are very proud of the new denim line jointly developed with DNA, which demonstrates our commitment to U.S. manufacturing and how innovation and partnership can develop sustainable performing products for the marketplace,” said Steve Lister, chief executive officer of Martex Fiber.
The new collection, which is part of Martex Fiber’s “No Fiber Left Behind—Zero Landfill” campaign, uses Martex Fiber’s ECO2cotton, a sustainable fiber that is made using pre-consumer-cut cotton knit waste using no chemicals or additives. The cotton is “re-fiberized” and spun into yarn at Jimtex’s Lincolnton, Ga., facility.
Based in Spartanburg, S.C., Martex Fiber has been recycling textiles for over 40 years. Martex Fiber and Jimtex Yarns products are certified by SCS Global Services for recycled content.
Known for its sustainable product-development process, Martex Fiber has more products in development using ECO2cotton and other recycled fiber products.