Cone Denim Partners with Archroma to Enhance Sustainability Solutions

Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim®, a global leader in denim authenticity and innovation, is partnering with Archroma as an early adopter of its ONE WAY sustainability service as part of Cone’s continued efforts to expand sustainability solutions and innovation to customers.

ONE WAY is a unique service and tool developed by Archroma that helps mills and brand owners to evaluate and quantify the environmental impact of various manufacturing inputs including chemicals, processing techniques and raw materials to determine the overall sustainability effectiveness of a product.

“Denim is unique and we are excited to participate as an early adopter to collaborate with Archroma in order to better understand and use the ONE WAY system for effective evaluation of denim fabrics,” says Steve Maggard, Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Operations for Cone Denim.  “Over the last year, the combination of Cone’s expertise in denim production and indigo dyeing and Archroma’s broad knowledge of chemical technology and processing has led to tremendous insight in a tool that we believe will become a key resource for decreasing the environmental impact of textile treatments in finished denim products.”

“Our goal at Archroma is to continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable,” says Rainer Roesch, Head of New Business & Projects at Archoma.  “With ONE WAY, we are striving to lead industry efforts in demonstrating that sustainability can be a key driver of innovation and performance for our customers.  Cone Denim understands the importance and impact this has on the global brands it serves and has been instrumental in the successful application of the ONE WAY tool in evaluating its denim fabrics.”

Cone Denim continually strives to reduce its environmental footprint and produce the world’s most innovative, socially responsible denims.  Our initiatives include the industry-leading cogeneration operation at Cone Denim Parras, reductions in water consumption and new water treatment techniques, drive towards zero waste facilities and the design of authentic denim using sustainable components such as Natural Indigo and different types of post-consumer recycled content.

About Cone Denim

A leading denim innovator for more than 125 years, Cone Denim delivers unparalleled expertise and advanced denim capabilities that service and inspire the global market. Cone promotes both sustainable practices in its operations and development of new denims. From performance denims and superior SGENE® technology to vintage re-creations of CONE® Deeptone Denim reaching back to the early 1900s, Cone offers unique collections of PERFORMANCE, STRETCH, SELVAGE, and NATURAL INDIGO denims crafted out of the Cone®3D R&D incubator.  Cone Denim operates as part of International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) with manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China and a global network of sales, product and merchandising professionals based out of Greensboro, NC.  Learn more at, and

About Archroma

Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 24 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.

Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.  Learn more at