ISKO launches bluesign® APPROVED fabrics, the latest in performance and activewear sustainability

ISKO, the leading apparel ingredient brand with a strong record in sustainability, and bluesign technologies, the architects of a sustainable and responsible textile supply chain, join forces towards the creation of a cleaner, safer and transparent world.

ISKO is proud to announce the launch of bluesign® APPROVED fabrics. The only denim mill in Europe with bluesign® APPROVED fabrics, and one of the highest achievement’s in sustainability. This hard won honour is only awarded to those that meet the strict safety and environmental requirements of the bluesign® CRITERIA. These certified articles are made from bluesign® APPROVED chemicals and raw materials, and are manufactured with a minimum impact on people and the environment. This enables brands to provide safe products to their consumers, verified as bluesign® PRODUCT, which are sustainably produced without hazardous chemicals.

This latest development is part of ISKO™’s central sustainability strategy, including a plan to certify additional bluesign® APPROVED articles in ISKO™’s collection.

“When the goal is big, the effort is big. Choosing the right partner means taking safe steps. In this sense, I can gladly say that we will continue on our way with the bluesign® chemical follow- up process.” – Ebru ÖZKÜÇÜK, Head of Sustainability ISKO.

Through this partnership and certification, ISKO and bluesign® continue their vision of a textile and fashion industry with a future that focuses more attention on people and the environment, because only when both are considered can the industry truly make a positive, long-lasting impact.

“It is a great pleasure to acknowledge ISKO as the only denim mill in Europe with bluesign® APPROVED fabrics, showing their highest commitment to responsible production, responsible chemistry and responsible use of resources. As a bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNER, ISKO is a visionary and a leader in the textile industry. We are proud to support them in their quest towards excellence in sustainable textile manufacturing” – Jill Dumain, CEO, bluesign technologies.

ISKO has a long-standing commitment to ensure the integrity of its ingredients and the traceability of its fibers and materials. From ISKO’s state-of-the-art facility which is designed with efficiency and sustainability at every level of its operations and with its employees at the center of its mission, ISKO aims to build for the needs of tomorrow with trust and verified impact at scale.

Partners interested in working with ISKO to develop bluesign® APPROVED articles can express interest via ISKO’s website:

ISKO is part of SANKO TEKSTIL, the textile division of the SANKO Group. As the premium denim ingredient brand behind people’s most favorite jeans, it has a strong global presence in 35 countries with 60 international locations.

By virtue of its Responsible Innovation™ approach, founded on creativity, competence and citizenship, ISKO works to make the world a better place bringing awareness to environmental as well as social aspects. As a result of its R-TWO™ program made with certified reused and recycled fibers, the company’s denim offer is pushing sustainable materials and innovating.

Committed to an approach of continuous improvement, ISKO relies on external stakeholder engagement, striving for third-party certifications and partnerships. This has led to many achievements, including: bluesign® Partnership, STeP by OEKO-TEX®, Textile Exchange, SAC, ZDHC, and EU Ecolabel.

The ISKO world is a full-power denim force from the ground up, it includes R&D, Creative Room, Iskoteca, ISKO Creative Room Services, Visionary Minds, Marketing and the CSR Sustainability Teams– all working to create a complete network of excellence, creativity and innovation.

The company’s advanced expertise on woven technologies has extended to the world of sportswear and performance. This has led to the development of two top ISKO™ innovations – ISKO Vital™ and Arquas™ and – which have changed the game by introducing the benefits of woven fabrics, i.e. durability and recovery power, into the activewear segment. As a result, they have become the go-to solutions to a wide spectrum of needs, from high-performance to lifestyle brands that cater also for sportswear.

ISKO is a trademark of SANKO TEKSTIL.

The bluesign® SYSTEM is the key to sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process, and it sets and monitors standards for environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also gives consumers confidence in purchasing a sustainable product.

bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign® SYSTEM has been adopted by worldwide leading textile and accessory manufacturers. Various significant key players in the chemical and machine industry rely on the bluesign® SYSTEM. Well-known brands in the outdoor, sportswear and fashion industry rely on the extensive knowledge that bluesign technologies ag provides worldwide.