Wrinkle resistant updates on cotton fabric
It seems everybody in the world is allergic to iron activities, but we all agree that wearing wrinkled clothes is not a professional thing to do. Thanks to heaven we have “wrinkle resistant” garments and avoiding ironing is the most logical reason why they become so popular; however, the actual methods for producing these type of fabrics are always connected to chemicals, which worries people that care for their health.
Some other methods have been developed but still, chemicals are involved or they are very very expensive. Yiqi Yang and colleagues’ team worked to investigate chemicals that would have wrinkle resistant properties but without needing formaldehyde, which is a very dangerous chemical. Afterwards, the team tested combinations of these chemicals; and the best combination was citric acid with xylitol, although the citric yellowed the fabric, the xylitol eliminates this and the wrinkle resistant result is better, also this combination is born from renewable raw materials; therefore, it is friendly with the environment, adding that its costs effective is improved vs other green results and can compete in price with the other chemicals that use formaldehyde.
The source of the above investigation is from the American chemical society, information that help us to understand how much we need to care about our planet and how is the science working to have or generate “greener” solutions each day.
Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, is also a great entrepreneur worried about our legacy and foot print to the environment; therefore, he and his team are always dedicated to use the most sustainable products in order to reduce the negative impact to the environment. “We are a responsible company that practices sustainability, we always check first if the products to be used are in environmental performance, before starting a new development”, explained Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.