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Grupo Siete Leguas, Jeanologia, and the USCTP alliance revolutionize sustainable denim garments manufacturing

Oct 28, 2021

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Ropa Siete Leguas opened its doors in 1958 as a small family business in the heart of Mexico. Through its commitment to hard work and quality, the company quickly expanded operations and became one of the largest export suppliers of jeans and denim fabrics to the United States.

Maintaining its position at the forefront of the manufacturing market, Ropa Siete Leguas later acquired one of the most important textile manufacturers in North America, Tavex.

Tavex, who pioneered sustainable manufacturing even before it was popular, introduced dyeing methods that considerably lowered the use of harsh chemicals, reduced wash cycle times, and created healthier working conditions for factory employees.

Together they formed Grupo Siete Leguas (GSL), a union of companies with a combined history of denim production spanning more than 150 years.

Knowing that technological change is critical to be the best, Grupo Siete Leguas also joined efforts with the leader in sustainable solutions and technologies for garment and fabric finishing, Jeanologia to develop a sustainable denim collection that reflects the group’s commitment to the environment, using 100% cotton grown in the USA. 


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The Jeanologia company brought sustainable textile solutions and new operating models to the Grupo Siete Leguas with their disruptive technologies: laser, ozone, e-Flow, and H₂ Zero to lead the textile industry towards sustainable manufacturing processes and products.

From fabric to finish, Jeanologia is responsible for the social for the social and environmental footprint of their technologies and operations and passes the benefits on to their partners and the end buyer. In fact, their state-of-the-art EIM software is the only platform capable of measuring the environmental footprint of garment finishing processes.

. Adding to their commitment to the quality and sustainability of their jean collections, as well as answering consumer demands for transparency and ethically sourced products, Grupo Siete Leguas uses only cotton grown in the United States for the majority of their manufacturing needs.

By joining the U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Grupo Siete Leguas is sure that the cotton they buy is grown and processed following the highest environmental and social standards.

Aligned with the UN Sustainable Goals, the U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol brings quantifiable and verifiable goals to more sustainable cotton production and drives grower improvement in important sustainability metrics like soil health, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency.

Grupo Siete Leguas, partnered with the U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Jeanologia, empowers brands and retailers to meet the sustainability demands of their customers, stakeholders, and their own company legacies.

Likewise, Grupo Siete Leguas knows that a sustainable product must satisfy the needs of the present without affecting the living conditions and health of future generations. That’s why each company of the collaboration takes great strides to protect the wellbeing of their staff, eliminate harsh chemicals from the environment, reduce energy consumption, and give back to the communities where they operate.

From the cotton fiber grown following U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol’s guidelines, and state of the art Tavex manufacturing, to using the latest finishing technology available to produce trendsetting jeans and denim fabrics in the most sustainable way - Ropa Siete Leguas, Tavex, Jeanologia, and the U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol are revolutionizing denim manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad.

Trust in a smarter cotton future,
visit www.cottonusa.org/en/sustainability.

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