23 Jul 2020
Soorty selects Archroma technologies for a new denim collection combining eco-advanced colors with hygiene & protection
Reinach, Switzerland, 23 July 2020 - As part of its active engagement in the fight against COVID-19, Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced a collaboration with Soorty for the development of the Pakistan-based denim manufacturer’s new collection combining eco-advanced colors with hygiene & protection technologies.
The collection will include some of the most advanced of Archroma’s technologies, innovations and systems for coloration, hygiene & protection:
- An aniline-free* indigo system, Pure Indigo Flow, based on the new Denisol® Pure Indigo developed by Archroma to preserve the health of denim workers and aquatic life;
- A water-saving dyeing technology, ADVANCED DENIM, based on innovative dyeing processes used with sulfur-based Diresul® RDT blue specialties;
- An antibacterial treatment based on Sanitized® technology and designed to keep the garment odor-free, fresh and germ-free.
Such technologies were developed and selected by Archroma for their compliance with “The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature”. The approach finds its origin in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textile industry sustainable.
The denim collection will be introduced by Soorty under the brand SmartCare+ and will include denim fabric, garments and, coming soon, masks.
The articles will be introduced shortly to major denim brands and retailers, to be made available to consumers around the globe in the coming weeks.
“With the COVID-19 crisis impacting our communities in Pakistan and around the globe, we at Soorty feel that we need to explore every possibility not only to create beautiful and fashionable denim, as we do, but also to help protect our customers and the consumers”, adds Asad Soorty (Executive Director) at Soorty. “Archroma presented us with exactly what we were looking for, an entire system of ingredients and processes aiming to create durable and wearable protection for clothing that are comfortable to wear and gorgeous to look at.”
“Archroma is actively supporting manufacturers such as Soorty who are interested in exploring antimicrobial and barrier products in everyday articles and fashion products,” comments Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma Pakistan. “Yet, Soorty takes the challenge one step beyond by associating such hygiene & protection effects with coloration technologies that have a much lower impact on our planet’s water reserves. Doing so, they tremendously help us in our ambition to help create authentic and innovative denim with a soul, because it’s our nature!”
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Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 25 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.
Soorty’s competitive advantage: Fully sustainable manufacturing infrastructure. Innovation pioneers through continuous research and development. Design, trend and co-creation services through global footprint. Speed-to-market business model having capacity of 6.5 million meters of fabric per month. Vertically integrated from fiber to finished goods with a garment capacity of around 4 million pieces per month.
Innovation, design, sustainability: Mission Statement: Soorty is at the forefront of the creation of denim fabrics and jeans, with special emphasis on quality, cost and delivery of our products. Research, innovation and a sharp focus on our customer’s expectations will enable us to achieve our goal while ensuring a sustainable impact on our stakeholders and the Earth.