Despite incremental changes toward comfort and sustainability, over the past 150 years, the denim industry has had just a handful of groundbreaking innovations. This exclusive list, which includes the introduction of synthetic dyes, Rodeo Ben’s 1947 “Cowboy Cut” and the Canadian Tuxedo, just got a new addition.
The Next Revolutionary Innovation in Denim - Foam
A response to rapidly escalating energy costs and a global focus on water and energy conservation, foam dyeing fundamentally changes the way indigo is applied in denim manufacturing. Developed at the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of Texas Tech University and commercialized by Indigo Mill Designs (IMD), the process uses foam to transfer dyes, entirely replacing the traditional water vats and chemical baths of indigo-dyeing.