It’s here! The next edition in our new Made to Mention series. This month, we bring you something special that is linked to our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals, specifically transparency.
Increased transparency in the leather industry reveals that highly toxic chemicals such as chromium are often used in the tanning process of raw hides for its production. In turn, the residue of toxins transferred to wastewater causes harmful pollution to the environment and can have serious impacts on human health. With this in mind we explore some of our new and more sustainable innovations in the back patch.
In denim trends, many brands such as Rolla’s and Kapital are opting to replace the back patch with blank materials, contrast wash effects or tonal patches with minimal graphics. Taking this trend one step further, we envisage a transient solution that need-not exist after washing. Using print-free embossed graphics together with water soluble inks, our back patch design communicates a story that will disappear after washing. The stitches that once held the patch remain, a design feature that resides in the naturally evolving life of the garment.