Kingpins Transformers and ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero - (ZDHC) Programme - are pleased to announce a collaboration to drive more sustainable chemistry and accelerate innovations to improve environmental performance in the denim industry.
This new collaboration pairs Kingpins Transformers spirit with ZDHC’s mission to advance the textile, leather and footwear industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals and with a focus on the specific needs of the denim value chain.
Since its debut in 2015, Kingpins Transformers – the bi-annual summit series – has focused on advocating for innovation in the jeans industry to make it more environmentally viable, socially responsible and financially sound.
Leading, supporting and “fuelling” this collaboration are two founding members and key contributors of Kingpins Transformers – Alberto De Conti from Garmon Chemicals and Miguel Sanchez from Archroma.
“Messrs De Conti and Sanchez are vital voices and minds - leaders in the denim industry and we will rely on them to help reach the goal of establishing industry standards for the denim supply chain” said Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins Transformers. “All of us believe in the need to establish unified industry standards – such as ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) and Wastewater Guidelines and we will all work diligently to create those as an internationally accepted standard."