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What Does
Mean For
Kilim denim

At the beginning, all that mattered was production. Meeting as much demand as possible at all times. This was a time where the biggest concern for producers were “sharing the product among the customers without any hard feelings”. Then the standard of quality began to take front seat. The shrinkage and the skew values of the fabrics, the shade of the indigo colors drove producers to invest in better machines and improving their production processes.

As the society gained awareness on healthy consumption, what matters the most was using dyes and chemicals that were harmless to customers’ well- being. Then it was equally important that all materials used did not harm the environment either.


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As we grew further aware of our dwindling resources and how fast we were losing them, sparingness and recycling became the cardinal concerns. And finally, transparency has taken the scene, to be able to show without doubt, all of this was indeed being done and how.

From 1986, the very first year we have begun producing denim, we have realized as we mapped our course based on our firm principles, all of these values that came and went like tidal waves through the eras had always been a part of our work. It had always been important to sell the fabric we made, but we had never given it thought to sending a lesser quality produce to a customer just because there was massive demand.

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We have
always been
a part of

The kind and quality of the chemicals we used mattered, not because of prohibitions or bans but because we have always cared deeply about people and nature with respect. As we invested in new machines and advanced our technologies, we didn’t only think about boosting production but improving the life quality of every single Kilimdenim employee as a part of our family and to create new job opportunities.

We have always been a part of nature. The value of creating natural spaces, never using more than we needed and to always return what we take from mother earth… We didn’t learn these values through the day’s trends, we learned it from our elders. We are among the first firms that began denim production in Turkey.

We have witnessed the birth of denim and now we want to help shape its future by sharing our experience.

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Green Line

In the conventional production of denim fabric in one pair of jeans, 70 liters of water and 780 grams of chemicals (caustic) are used. Thanks to the KilimDenim’s Sustainable Green Line we have developed; The amount of used water was reduced to 16 liters with 77.1% savings, and the amount of used chemicals was reduced to 26 grams by with 96.6% savings.

Thanks to the CACTUS dyeing process we have developed, the amount of water consumed during the dying phase has been reduced by 91% and the amount of chemicals consumed by 87%.

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Thanks to the Ecoflat process, the amount of
water consumed in the finishing phase was
reduced by 70.1%, and the amount of chemicals
(caustic) consumed by 100%, to zero.

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Zero Caustic

Thanks to the CACTUS + ECOFLAT we have developed; The amount of used water was reduced to 16 liters with 77.1% savings, and the amount of used chemicals was reduced to 26 grams by with 96.6% savings. With these sustainable finishes, we save enough water to fill approximately 216 Olympic swimming pools in 1 year.

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Kilim Denim, with the idea that the future of textile
depends on the future of the world, carries out its
production in this environmentally friendly production
without sacrificing quality.

We’ve taken important steps in making new investments and improving our processes to manufacture and to use resources more efficiently, to decrease our influx and to maximize our output.

With an investment of 4 million Euros in the past years, we both modernized our yarn manufacture and provided an increase of 8,000 in the yarn capacity. This facility provided us with the technology which can also manufacture dual-core yarns used especially in stretch fabrics.

With a new investment expected to be finalized by the end of the year, we’ll activate 48 weaving machines. By enabling a faster weaving of denim fabrics, we’ll both be more productive and monitor an increase in the quality and diversity of fabrics.

Thanks to the new processes we’ve developed since 2015, we have decreased our use of:

  • electricity by 40%,
  • steam by 66%,
  • fuel by 70%,
  • water by 65%.

Kilimdenim is currently working on another significant sustainability project.There will be no hydrosulfide in new-generation indigo dyes we use; therefore, we will completely stop producing sulfide salt which collects in water, biologically cannot be melted, and is preserved in nature to some extent. This will prevent the emission of toxic ingredients in nature.

The denim fabrics manufactured as part of this project which is developed in collaboration with G-Star will be presented in Kilimdenim’s Re-Create collection in the new season.

At every step of our production, we consider the effects on human health, reducing the impact we may have on nature and the efficient use of resources. Whether through sitting down with our customers in contemplation or through our teams that constantly follow innovations, we inspect each aspect of the procedure from raw material to the final product and determine areas where we can improve.

We thus showcase our vision of sustainability with the fabrics we choose for our Re-Create Collection. Pieces that become a part of our consistently growing and transforming collection not only consist of the latest applications in the field of sustainability, but they are also designed to reflect the day’s trends that are loved by denim lovers.

Naturex, which is in KilimEco category, is influenced by and provides nature’s wisdom. Naturex together with natural and sustainable fibers like Hemp, Linen, Tencel, Viscose and Naia, aims at reducing the carbon footprint of post-production. It encourages user engagement with nature through the comfort and softness it provides in use, as well as the functionality offered by nature.

Kilimdenim has earned a rightful fame in the world with fabrics made from various different kinds of fibers by keeping watch on all fibers most suitable for denim across the globe.

Fabrics made with these different kinds of fibers and their ideal combinations are all certified products which have proven themselves visually and practically.
You may view the chart below for fabrics made with natural fibers like Organic Cotton, BCI Cotton, Lyocell And Re- Cycled Polyester, Pre-Consumer Yarn, Post Consumer Jeans Yarn and Zero Cotton.