Jeanologia, a Spanish leader in developing eco-efficient technology, presented ‘the sourcing model of the future’ at ITMA 2019. This is a complete production center that includes all of its technologies, from fabric to garment finishing.
“We have the perfect set of technologies to dehydrate and detoxify the world’s most consumed product – jeans – within the next five years,” says Enrique Silla, CEO at Jeanologia.
“This is the first time that hardware and software are working together to create a new operational model where we can produce what we sell rather than sell what we produce,” Enrique Silla also said.
This operational model delivers five fundamental benefits to the textile industry – it is eco-efficient, cost neutral, scalable, agile and digital, connecting design, production and consumers.
The new sourcing model developed by Jeanologia is completely eco-efficient as it has taken environmental impact into account throughout the product development.
The first two machines on the show are Jeanologia’s laser technologies, one of which is a mannequin style machine for slipping jeans onto, and the other is a flat machine which can laser patterns onto other products such as T-shirts and jackets.
The third technology is the G2 Ozone, which is used for eliminating dye excess or the reproduction of the bleaching effect to give garments the right look. It works by taking air from the atmosphere and transforming it into ozone, liberating the particles inside the tumbler to produce results.
Next, the e-Flow technology transfers chemicals onto garments made of any fabric. Air from the atmosphere is transformed into nanobubbles where water and just the right quantity of chemical products naturally distribute themselves forming the nanobubble skin. They become the carriers of the chemical products and transmit them homogeneously onto the garment.
Lastly, the H2 Zero water recycling system, which “attaches like a backpack to the e-Flow machine”, is the first garment finishing plant that guarantees zero pollution and achieves a saving of 85% in water.
“The technologies do exist already, but nobody has linked these together to create a new way of production until now.
“We are changing the way jeans are produced, and in the next five years, every jean produced in the world will not use water and we will eliminate toxic chemicals in the industry,” Silla says.
The company currently employs 220 people from 24 nationalities and has clients in five continents through its 10 subsidiaries. The export of its machines and services represents 90% of its total billing, reaching 61 countries. The biggest market brands, such as Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger and Uniqlo, place their trust in Jeanologia, using technology developed by the company.