San Francisco-based apparel marketer Levi Strauss & Co. has selected Switzerland-based
Sanitized AG’s Sanitized® antimicrobial fabric finishes for use in the new Levi’s® Commuter
collection of apparel for urban commuter cyclists. In addition to antimicrobial protection, the
apparel offers increased mobility and durability owing to fabric and construction upgrades, plus
water resistance, dirt repellency and reflectivity.
The denim fabrics in the collection feature Sanitized T20-19, a quaternary ammonium-based
finish that is designed for cotton and cotton-blend items requiring high-wash durability. The
finish acts as a chemical anchor through an organic silicium function, which forms a stable and
highly wash-resistant bond with cellulosic fibers, Sanitized reports.
Non-denim fabrics in the collection feature Sanitized Silver, a finish based on silver salt.
The Sanitized finishes are bluesign® approved; meet Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, Class I-IV
requirements; and are compatible with other treatment technologies applied to fabrics in the