Baytech-HMS is leading the realm of sustainable denim washing with its unbeatable Hand Made Stone (HMS). And guess what? Beyza Baykan, founder and managing director of HMS Washing, has been invited to the recent episode of BLUE CAST hosted by Tuncay Kılıçkan, the Head of Global Business Development at Lenzing. In this episode, Beyza says a lot about HMS which makes this HMS podcast quite enlightening for all! And this blog lists the most important details she mentioned!

Listen to the HMS Podcast by BLUE CAST

Listen to the HMS Podcast by BLUE CAST on Spotify


The HMS Podcast: Learn More About HMS With Beyza Baykan

Beyza Baykan: A Visionary Entrepreneur

Beyza Baykan emerges as a leader of innovation and sustainability in the fashion industry, driven by a profound commitment to creating positive change. With a background rooted in Applied and Computational Mathematics and International Relations from the University of Southern California, Beyza brings a unique blend of analytical prowess and global perspective to her entrepreneurial endeavors.

Beyond her academic credentials, Beyza’s journey is characterized by a deep-rooted commitment to women’s empowerment and social impact. Drawing from her experience at the World Bank, Beyza leverages her platform to advocate for gender equality and inclusivity in the fashion supply chain. Through initiatives like HMS, Beyza empowers women in denim production and champions their role as agents of change and sustainability.


The First HMS Clients: Revealed in this HMS Podcast

HMS was quickly recognized by industry leaders, with Everest Lingerie and Candiani Denim among the first clients to adopt this eco-friendly innovation. As awareness of sustainability continues to grow within the fashion industry, the demand for eco-friendly alternatives like HMS has surged, propelling the company to new heights of success.


Porosity and Abrasion

HMS delivers consistent abrasions throughout its usage, thanks to its porous structure both inside and outside.


Yavuz Baykan: The Father of HMS

HMS was invented by Yavuz Baykan, a visionary whose journey is an ensemble of sustainability and innovation. He devoted a five-year-long research and development (2012-2017) to HMS. Finally, in 2020, the patent for HMS was approved!


No Sludge with HMS

Unlike traditional pumice stones that produce significant amounts of sludge, HMS hardly generates any waste. Beyza added that an average company uses 100 tones of pumice stone and 1 kg of that produces 3 kg sludge!


No Rinsing in HMS

There is no dust on fabrics stone-washed by HMS. Due to this reason, no rinsing is needed, suggesting water conservation efforts.


ZDHC Certification

HMS is aligned with Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) guidelines, ensuring that the chemicals used in the manufacturing process are safe for both the environment and workers.


Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) in HMS Denim Washing

Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) are integrated into HMS production facilities to efficiently manage water usage and treat and recycle any remaining waste effectively.


The Green EIM Score

The Environment Impact Measurement (EIM) tool has awarded HMS a Green EIM Score, highlighting its commitment to sustainability and transparency.


No Microplastics and Hazardous Materials

There are no microplastics and hazardous residues in HMS! This has been proved by the Middle East Technical University, Türkiye. This shows that HMS not only delivers superior results in denim washing but also upholds the highest standards of environmental safety.


The Industry Support

Despite being a newcomer to the industry, HMS has garnered widespread support and recognition for its amazing innovation. Collaborations with leading brands like MUD Jeans underscore the industry’s adoption of sustainable solutions and the importance of transparency in production processes.

Learn More About the Collaboration: “MUD × HMS: A Transparent Journey”


HMS Designer Pen: The New Innovation

HMS Designer Pen is a DIY tool that allows denim enthusiasts to unleash their creativity by creating aesthetic fades and patterns on their denim garments. It is a significant milestone in denim customization and fade creation. The concept originated from Una Pluma‘s founder, Elana, whose vision sparked a collaborative effort between Una Pluma and HMS. Through extensive research and development, the HMS Designer Pen finally came into being!

Shop HMS Designer Pen


HMS Workshops and Sponsorships

Baytech-HMS has also done workshops and sponsorships to further engage denim enthusiasts and promote sustainable practices. These initiatives provide consumers with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their denim consumption while fostering a sense of community and collaboration within the industry.


Future Plans

Looking ahead, HMS plans to release three new stones for other fabrics and stone washing techniques, especially for sulfur-dyed fabrics. Let’s see how everything goes!


On This Note

Listen to our podcast and learn about HMS in the words of Beyza Baykan herself!

Listen to the HMS Podcast by BLUE CAST

Listen to the HMS Podcast by BLUE CAST on Spotify


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is HMS and why is it significant in denim washing?

HMS, or Hand Made Stone, is a sustainable denim washing innovation that replaces traditional pumice stones. It offers consistent abrasions, porous structure, and minimal waste production, making it eco-friendly and efficient.

Who invented HMS and what is its background?

HMS was invented by Yavuz Baykan, following a five-year-long research and development period. It gained prominence in 2020 with its patent approval. The innovation stemmed from a vision for sustainability and innovation in denim washing.

How does HMS contribute to sustainability in the fashion industry?

HMS contributes to sustainability by reducing water usage, eliminating hazardous chemicals, and minimizing waste generation. It aligns with Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) guidelines and has been awarded a Green EIM Score for its environmental impact.

What are the benefits of using HMS over traditional methods?

HMS offers several advantages, including no generation of sludge, no need for rinsing, the absence of microplastics and hazardous residues, and the ability to create aesthetic fades without damaging the fabric. Additionally, it promotes water conservation efforts and upholds the highest standards of environmental safety.

Where can I find the link to the HMS podcast?

You can learn more about HMS by listening to the BLUE CAST podcast featuring Beyza Baykan, the founder and managing director of HMS Washing. The links are given below:

Listen to the HMS Podcast by BLUE CAST

Listen to the HMS Podcast by BLUE CAST on Spotify

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