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Saving a year's worth of water

Jeanologia has contributed to a saving of around 8 million cubic metres of water in 2017.

9th January 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Valencia

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Jeanologia, a leader in the development of sustainable technology, has contributed to a saving of around 8 million cubic metres of water in 2017 with its technology. This is the equivalent to the quantity of water needed for human consumption in one year in the city of Miami, the company reports.

This saving has been possible thanks to the laser, ozone and eflow technology in use in the 60 countries Jeanologia is present in. These technologies also allow the reduction in energy and chemical use, at the same time as increasing industrial productivity, according to the manufacturer. With its innovative wash system, the company has set out as its challenge for the coming years to save 85% on water and chemical use with the first ever Laundry 5 Zero.

“We constantly work with the objective of achieving a completely sustainable industry. That’s why we unite forces with the leading brands and providers to guarantee zero pollution, eliminate harmful emissions and residues, as well as dramatically reducing water, chemical and energy consumption in the production process,” commented Enrique Silla, CEO at Jeanologia.

“To achieve this, we have developed the EIM (Environmental Impact Measuring), the only software on the market capable of analysing the environmental impact within the sector of garment finishing.  With the EIM we have created an industry standard that makes it possible to measure the environmental footprint of the production process, which are already being used by renowned brands, such as M&S, Tommy Hilfiger or H&M.”

Every day water as a resource is becoming scarcer. According to the calculations of the World Economic Forum, the demand for water will have increased by 40% in 2030. This means that “it is essential we create more efficient process and with minimal environmental impact,” the CEO concluded.

The Spanish company currently has clients across five continents. The export of its machines and services represents 90% of its total billing, reaching 60 countries. Currently, more than 35% of the five billion jeans produced every year in the world are made using Jeanologia technology.

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