Arvind produces more than 100m metres of fabric and some 6m pairs of jeans each year

Arvind produces more than 100m metres of fabric and some 6m pairs of jeans each year

Fabrics from India's denim major Arvind Ltd are to get a boost from graphene-based product supplier Directa Plus as part of an exclusive collaboration between the two companies.

Directa Plus' graphene-based products can be used in a variety of ways to alter or enhance the properties of conventional denim fabrics, and to produce 'smart' clothing for different purposes and environments.

The smart fabric acts as a filter between the body and the external environment, ensuring an ideal temperature for the wearer. With Graphene Plus (G+), the warmth produced by the body is dispersed in warm climates and preserved and distributed evenly in cold climates. The fabrics, which are treated with G+, and are electrostatic and bacteriostatic, are able to reduce the friction with air and water to enable top sporting performance.

Arvind, which produces more than 100m metres of fabric and some 6m pairs of jeans each year, says the collaboration will further enhance its capabilities in innovation and research and accelerate its transformation into a technology-driven company.

"Technology plays a vital yet invisible hand in determining the performance, fashion quotient, and functionality of the denims we develop. The use of graphene in denims is absolutely new and will yield some of the smartest, most widely used fabrics in the years ahead," says Aamir Akhtar, CEO of denims, Arvind.