One of the best features of Wine-Tex is antibacterial action. The use of various chemicals, including sodium hypochlorite that causes skin trouble and atopic dermatitis, used during the processing of normal jeans has done serious effects on our bodies. On the other hand, Wine-Tex jeans use, instead, wine along with Oriental medicinal herbs as its ancillary dyeing agents.
Another merit is no use of harmful substances. Prior-art blue jeans contain multiple toxic substances such as formaldehyde, toluidines, P-Chloroaniline, P-Kresidine, and Trimethylaniline that can cause health problems. On the other hand, the Wine-Tex jeans exclude sodium hypochlorite used in the washing process and the sulfurization used in the dyeing process, producing no toxic wastes thanks to Ecoyaa’s proprietary eco-friendly technology. Absence of all such toxic substances was confirmed by test results conducted by the KOTITI in conformity with the European Standards. In spite of that, they have received grades 4~5 in most fastness tests.
Fabric-printing pigments: to add natural binders or natural pastes to a pigment solution prepared and adjust its viscosity, so as to apply the pigment solution on fabrics to create specific patterns.
Printing dyes: to add natural binders or natural pastes to a pigment solution prepared, control the viscosity, and apply it
Oil and water paints: to add water-soluble, plant-based binders in a pigment solution prepared, agitate it and regulate the viscosity, draw desired pictures or paint, and let it dry up naturally or by heating. In addition to the methods described above, a variety of combinations can be made during the production process, achieving the optimization of high quality.
This patent, for which applications have been filed the world over including Korea, the USA, and Europe, relates to a blue dyeing solution, the manufacturing method, and the applications; in more detail, it includes the mixing of a natural dye containing tannin and natural mineral and the addition in the solution of iron mordant compounded from ferrous sulphate, so as to retain the intrinsic antibacterial function of the natural material while reinforcing the coloring ability, especially of producing blue color, in addition to its original natural color.
The method of producing a blue dyeing solution using a natural dye under this patent is composed of: the first step, where the natural dye is prepared; the second step, where natural mineral is dissolved into water to make a solution; the third step, where mixing is made between the natural mineral solution prepared at the second step and the natural dye prepared at the first step; the fourth step, where ferrous sulphate is dissolved into water to make an iron mordant solution; and the final fifth step, where mixing is made between the mixture prepared at the third step and the iron mordant solution explained at the fourth step.
Size of world’s eco-friendly textile market
Source: The Organic Exchange
The world’s textile market is expected to increase to U$1,682.1 billion by 2015
The eco-friendly textile market is forecast to grow to 10%.
Earning added values
First mover advantages
Ecoyaa of Korea, which owns the worldwide patent for the eco-friendly, natural dying technology called “Wine-Tex”, announced strategic business cooperation agreements with INVISTA, a high quality fabric maker, and ITV of Italy, a premium denim producer, at a press meeting held in the “Denim by Premiere Vision” in Paris, France.
The interest that premium denim producers and reporters from all over the world showed at the official press conference held in the VIP/Press Lounge on November 28th was the reflection of a genuine expectation about this new denim production technology.
The technology has given much consideration to and concern for the environment and humans in the selection of raw materials and the production process and also earned a high degree of likability in proof of its cost reduction in the process. Other remarkable advantages of the Wine-Tex technology include the achievement of price competitiveness and product marketability despite eco-friendly products
These Wine-Tex products have now drawn much interest as futuristic and humane goods, presenting a new world of denim.