At Kalimo we are committed to transitioning our manufacturing processes in accordance with a climate-friendly economy and our management with social responsibility. We recognize that this is a major challenge, but we are taking the steps to continuously improve with sustainability as an essential factor.

Technical

We partnered up with selected suppliers to build fabrics that are made with sustainable fibers, such as: Amni Soul Eco by Rhodia, Lycra Ecomade by Lycra, Viscose Ecovero and Modal by Lenzing, and Livaeco by Birla.

  • Amni Soul Eco

    “Unlike other fibers that take decades to decompose, Amni Soul Eco takes approximately five years to break down once disposed in landfill, reducing the environmental impact and ensuring a better world for future generations”

  • Modal Lenzing

    TENCEL™ Modal fibers are predominantly manufactured from the renewable source of raw material beechwood. Sourced from sustainable forest”

  • LYCRA® EcoMade™

    LYCRA® EcoMade™ yarn is the first recycled yarn from the LYCRA company. Produced with pre-consumer recycled materials”

  • Viscose EcoVero

    LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers are derived from sustainable wood and pulp, coming from certified and controlled sources”

  • Livaeco

    Livaeco by Birla CelluloseTM fiber is sourced from FSC® certified sustainable forests. It is made with lower water consumption and gas emissions.

  • Amni Bio

    Bio Amni its first partially bio-based polyamide 5.6 by Solvay, it is produced using bio-surced monomers and can reduce energy use by up to 40% during low temperature dying process.

Kalimo fabrics made with Amni Soul Eco and Lycra Ecomade yarns have a textile chain that resides within the Country, cooperating for less GHG emissions and less energy use.

Certifications

On top of partnering up with different yarn suppliers to build fabrics that are more sustainable, we also make sure safety is our priority offering certified fabrics styles.

  • Oeko-Tex

    Our fabrics have the Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® certification, which assures they are free of any harmful substance.

  • DyeClean

    DYE CLEAN® is an innovative, saving, and sustainable reactive dyeing process, which consists in reusing the same dyeing liquor for many lots and shades, that is the most salted and polluted liquor dyeing of the entire reactive dyeing process.

Environmental

Kalimo follows the local environmental regulations. It is our goal to continuously improve and go beyond the requirements, being a sustainable reference in our country.

  • Printing

    Kalimo specializes in digital printing, an efficient process that uses no dye paste and significantly less water compared to traditional methods.

  • Water

    Kalimo values the preservation of natural resources. The water used in the manufacturing process is treated to remove chemicals, oil, and dye before returning to the environment. Often, lighter dyed water is reused for darker batches.

  • Energy

    Kalimo uses clean natural gas energy in the manufacturing process. The heat generated from the process is reused saving 20-30% energy and the exhaust gases are treated to reduce emissions; At Kalimo we have a vertically integrated structure that allows us to knit and finish our fabrics in house, contributing for less GHG emission and energy usage.

Social

We value diversity. Number of women employees: Office: positions with higher qualification, including São Paulo (BRA), Rio de Janeiro (BRA), Los Angeles (USA), and Guimarães (PT):

At Kalimo we donate unused fabrics to non-profit organizations such as schools and city districts around Brazil.

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