The new IndiGold concept was developed by Stony Creek as the world’s first pre-reduced natural indigo dye. This was then developed with Archroma to offer the first plant-based alternative to synthetic pre-reduced indigo.
Archroma Management LLC, Reinach/Switzerland, has entered a strategic partnership to produce and bring to the market Stony Creek’s IndiGold high-performance product. Stony Creek Colors, Springfield, TN/USA, a manufacturer of traceable natural indigo dyes, extracts its dye from proprietary Indigofera plant varieties grown in partnership with family farms as a regenerative rotational crop. The dyestuff will be sold as a 20% concentration in a soluble liquid form that displays similar performance to comparable synthetic indigo products available on the market.
Archroma will produce the first batches of IndiGold in Salvatierra/Mexico and has other locations where the product could be made. The company will support Stony Creek through its manufacturing and logistics capabilities, and its expertise in denim dyeing with customers using pre-reduced indigo.
While this development was underway, the global innovation platform Fashion for Good, Amsterdam/Netherlands, selected Stony Creek as an innovator in its global Innovation Program. The program connects brands with innovators to work together to test, validate and ultimately scale disruptive innovations in the fashion industry to drive positive impact.