Teijin Frontier has developed a new fabric call Next-Generation Denim, which is a super-durable denim with gentle stretch and easy-care achieved by Teijin’s Solotex fiber.
The fabric offers the high functionality of polyester products, such as quick-dry, wrinkle-free, and comfortable elasticity, while retaining the natural texture of traditional denims. The fabric also tolerates repeated washing by using dope-dyed raw materials instead of indigo dye.
The nature of dope-dyed raw material gives the fabric a lot of advantages over regular denim, including:
- Highly resistant to color fastness and bleeding
- Excellent durability against repeated abrasion
- Gentle texture and comfortable stretch with no polyurethane
- Quick-dry and wrinkle-free
Teijin has collaborated with Shinohara Textiles Co., Ltd. and jointly developed Next-Generation Denim for 2021AW collection.
Plant-derived ingredients are used for 37% of the polymers that make up Solotex. The dope-dyed technology also contributes to water conservation and less chemical waste.