We prioritize sustainability and make sure to include eco-friendly elements in all our new developments and creations. In 2022, we focused on expanding our commitment to sustainability under three foundational pillars.
To maintain responsible manufacturing, we start by sourcing and using fibers that have natural, recyclable and degradable properties. We prioritize using traceable, certifiable, and circular fibers to build an eco-conscious foundation, which we pair with climate-friendly processes.
Lyocell is a fiber that is made without any toxic chemicals and uses less than half as much water than cotton requires. Additionally, lyocell is natural and fully biodegradable with strong tensile strength indicating its durability and longevity.
By using pre-consumer cotton, we are diverting textile waste from landfills and reducing the need for new cotton production, which saves water, energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycled/Enhanced Degradable Polyester
Our Mexico mill will use recycled and biodegradable polyester in all items that require poly.
TDMI is embracing lighter indigo dye shades to attain medium-to-light washes more efficiently and sustainably. The less dye in the fabric equates to less energy, water, and time used to wash the garment down to its final form.
Liquid Indigo is an eco-friendly dyeing alternative that is cradle to cradle certified. It increases shade stability and significantly reduces caustic soda and water usage. Since 2017, we have saved over 25 million gallons of water by using Liquid Indigo.
Eco-finishing is a process that utilizes specialized machinery to significantly reduce water consumption by eliminating the need for a rinse and de-size step in the garment washing procedure. This finishing technique saves 15 gallons of water per yard.
We converted many of our finishing procedures from using gas burning machines to electric power, which decreases the release of carbon into the air (Eco-finishing) and eliminates hazardous discharge of chemicals.
At TDMI, we strive to design fabrics that aid in efficient eco-washing to complete the green manufacturing cycle. Using sustainable fiber and eco-finishing is only half-way to achieving eco-circularity, we provide the options on how to successfully wash garments in the most responsible way. Our products are designed to be laser-friendly that are suitable for eco-wash processes, requiring less water, energy, and hazardous chemical discharge.