A simple means of reducing the negative environmental impact of the textile industry is to increase the number of times clothes are worn.
This would also be a positive for consumers who are aware of the ongoing changes to our climate and want to contribute positively with their daily actions, to improvements for the environment.
Novozymes – Innovation in biopolishing
Novozymes, creator of the biopolishing treatment process, is constantly looking into even more environmentally-friendly processes through the use of new enzymes.
Biopolishing is a treatment in which enzymes remove protruding fibres from the surface of the cotton as well as other types of fabric such as lyocell, modal and viscose. Biopolishing leaves fabric surfaces cleaner without pilling or the typical lint fluff.
Novozymes patented award-winning CombiPolish® is one of the most effective processes available.
CombiPolish® combines the biopolishing, bleaching, clean-up and dyeing of the cotton knits in one step making it a much more sustainable process for the environment.
Biopolishing can also be performed directly onto garments in industrial laundries and Novozymes is also working to develop entirely new biopolishing processes for other types of fabric.
Livelong® – Encouraging consumers to make the right choices
Most people value quality, long-lasting clothes, but lack this necessary information at the point of purchase.
Novozymes Livelong® is the concept designed to clearly communicate with people who want fabrics that last longer and are more sustainable.
Livelong® is a brand standard and a strong endorsement about biopolishing because by using this process, factories, laundries and brands can produce cotton knitwear that lasts up to 20% longer than a classically-treated garment.
Biopolishing creates fabrics that retain their high-quality appearance and vibrant colours, wash after wash. An effect that is permanent – even after 30 washes.
Novozymes offers a variety of ways to do biopolishing and the Livelong® brand standard applies to all biopolishing processes and all biopolished fabric types.
Novozymes – A family of sustainable solutions for textiles
Novozymes, the world’s leading enzyme manufacturer, also offers solutions for biopreparation, to achieve consistently high results when dyeing, with both a more environmentally-friendly form of pre-treatment and the use of more effective enzymes for bleaching and scouring.
In addition, Novozymes also offers enzymes for abrasion, bleaching and finishing for denim which also make the treatment of denim more environmentally friendly.