Karl Mayer and Levi Strauss & Co join hands for sustainable dyeing process

Karl Mayer and Levi Strauss & Co join hands for sustainable dyeing process


This collaboration aims for a more sustainable indigo dyeing process.

Karl Mayer continues to be successful in the denim sector and is an important partner for the influential players in the industry. The company is establishing relationships with leading brands and recently signed an agreement to pursue a joint project with Levi Strauss & Co for a more sustainable indigo dyeing process.

The innovation in indigo dyeing goes hand in hand with sustainability

Karl Mayer is already with its Prodye-S unit a leader in the fashion market, and its Prodye-R is increasingly establishing in the rope dyeing process. In 2019, Karl Mayer launched at the ITMA Barcelona its Greendye technology. The innovation is based on nitrogen dyeing system, and its advantages include highly reduced chemical consumption, best dyeing efficiency, and significant water savings.

Greendye laboratory machine in Karl Mayer’s denim R&D Centre

The arguments for more sustainability and economic efficiency are convincing. This year, the innovative global player Nien Hsing was the first manufacturer to invest in Greendye by Karl Mayer. The premiere machine will be delivered to Taiwan by end of this year.

Denim R&D Centre

The Karl Mayer Research & Development Centre for Denim offers the opportunity to test the performance of Greendye by Karl Mayer on a pilot plant with individual trials. “The customer can come to us with his yarn. We dye and warp it and process it with our Italian partners into fabrics that he can compare with his previous goods,” explains Stefano Agazzi, Chief of Technology and Products at KARL MAYER. The experienced denim specialist is also on hand to answer questions and help with his extensive network.