How exciting that the Candiani Mill in Italy has developed a plant-based stretch denim! Their Coreva denim uses a yarn made up of organic cotton wrapped around a rubber (from a rubber tree) core. This yarn allows the denim to have both stretch + compostability.
Dutch jeanmaker, Denham has made a collection of men's jeans with Coreva. They feature no rivets + an ungalvanized button for compostability. Outerknown has made their first pairs of jeans with Coreva too. I'm sure that many more brands will follow quickly.
Let's hope this is only the beginning for plant-based stretch!
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