With HMS, this step is fully skipped. The environmental impact caused by mining is reduced to 0.
As HMS is much more durable than pumice, your stone shipments decrease by approcimately 7000%, which means a 7000% decrease in your carbon footprint related to the stone shipments.
Factories will need a substantially (around 7000%) less storage space since you get so much more out of HMS compared to its conventional alternatives
4. WATER USAGE
For denim washing, HMS requires 20% less water per load. It does not leave dust on the garments, which eliminates the post-abrasion rinse cycles that normally require hundreds of liters of water per load
5. CHEMICAL USAGE
No additional chemicals are required to get an abrasion effect when you use HMS. The fewer chemicals used, the smaller your carbon footprint & environmental impact.
HMS works with cold water. No energy is wasted to heat the water.
7. WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
Thanks to its durability, HMS does not create sludge like pumice and your wastewater systems will be healthier than ever
8. EARTH CONTAMINATION
Currently, the excessive amount of sludge created by pumice goes to landfills, contaminating the earth. HMS does not create sludge like pumice, making it so much more manageable to recycle the remainders of the stone washing process.
9. FABRIC DURABILITY
The main component of sustainable jeans is for the jeans to be made-to last. HMS does not affect the strength of the garments as opposed to other alternatives, creating beautiful fades without decreasing the strength of the denim