The innovation in a nutshell
Using used denim to colour new denim.
More in detail
One of the most water intensive processes when making clothes is the dyeing process. To colour a pair of jeans about 200 litres of water is used.
No wonder professor Xungai Wang and his team of scientists at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, were excited when they came up with a process that lets one old pair of jeans dye ten new ones, with zero water usage.
Team members: Professor Xungai Wang, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Rebecca Van Amber, Dr Christopher Hurren and Dr Nolene Byrne