Closed will launch a capsule collection in February as a part of its ‘A Better Blue’ eco-denim line. The new selection from the German denim and fashion brand includes completely degradable Made in Italy stretch jeans and jackets and two jeans fits for women, Gill and X-Lent, plus the jacket Twist, and the X-Lent and Drop fits, and a classic denim jacket for men.
Developed by Italian denim mill Candiani, all garments are made from organic cotton and biodegradable stretch yarn Coreva. Candiani has been Closed’s partner for over 14 years. They along with the Italian denim laundry Everest, were a major contributor in the creation of previous drops from A Better Blue. Candiani is known for sustainable denim innovations and has developed the innovative, patented stretch yarn Coreva consisting of natural rubber, a sustainable alternative to conventional stretch yarns, which mostly consist of elastane or other petrochemical fibers that can take centuries to decompose and pollute the environment. Coreva, on the other hand, decomposes after about six months on the compost without leaving any residue and is therefore much more eco-friendly.
To make these garments fully degradable, Closed has substituted all other components of the jeans and jackets with natural alternatives. The garments were dyed and washed with environment friendly methods that save water, chemicals and electricity, all techniques that Closed has been using since 2018 for its own eco-denim line.