Spanish company Jeanologia, experts with 20 years experience in developing sustainable technologies for garment finishing, will open a training centre in Bangladesh specialized in laser and ozone technology to improve the conditions of workers thus showing its social commitment to the more than 3 million people who are dedicated to the manufacture of Jeans in the country.

The headquarters, which will open in September 2013 in Dhaka, will be a demo and training centre for laser and ozone technologies. Here, workers will be able to learn how to utilise these technologies to process jeans under healthy working conditions, ensuring safety for the workers, as well as maintaining quality, competitive prices, and respecting those involved in the process and the environment.

Jeanologia have 20 years experience in developing innovative technologies for garment finishes, such as lasers, eco-washer G2 and E-Soft, which save water, energy and chemicals as well as removing dangerous techniques for operators. The company counts among its clients major companies such as H&M, Inditex, Levi's and Gap.

The use of laser treatments avoids textile techniques such as sandblasting, manual scraping or PP spray that are harmful to the health of workers, causing joint damage and diseases such as silicosis. Also, the G2 eco-washing uses no chemicals, thus preventing diseases related to constant exposure to toxic chemicals, to get the bleached effect.

Jeanologia want, through this project, to contribute to the textile industry in this crucial market: Bangladesh is the country with the world’s largest textile production, counting over 44,000 textile factories.

Enrique Silla, President, Jeanologia, comments: "After the successive tragedies that have taken place recently in Bangladesh, we wanted to double our efforts to the more than 3 million people working in Jeans manufacturing. Jeanologia’s philosophy is defined in one sentence: First our people then our planet,” adding: "We are aware that we must all do our part and only with technology and training will we be able to eradicate these situations. The way a product is manufactured is a part of its DNA. It’s not only about the product but about the way we do it”.