Doing Things Right.

From Italy (1970s) to Mauritius (2004), weaving heritage, expertise, sustainability, social responsibility, and innovation are our core strengths.

Mauritius is the home of DDI

Mauritius is the perfect sourcing place for global clothing brands and retailers.

Why Mauritius?

  • Duty Free Agreements with the major markets EU, UK, USA, Turkey, China, India, South Africa and most of the African countries.
  • Government-subsidised air shipment to reduce delivery transit time.
  • Stable economy
  • Top-20 most democratic countries in the world
    (Source : Democracy Index, 2023)
  • Impeccable "Made In"


million pieces of garment per year


million meters of denim per year




1. Europe
2. North America
3. Africa
4. Asia

100% Supply Chain Transparency

2000 employees from 10 different countries

Fabric Division

1. Spinning
2. Dyeing
3. Weaving
4. Finishing

Garment Division

1. Cutting
2. Printing
3. Sewing
4. Embroidery
5. Washing
6. Finishing
7. Packing

Since 2018 DDI has invested in ways to minimize our impact on the enviroment through a state-of-the-art recycling plant that enables us to offer our clients a fully GRS & RCS certified collection.

We were able to recycle 100% of our post industrial cotton, reducing:

  • Resource consumption necessary to grow new cotton
  • CO2 emissions generated by lint cotton production and transport
  • Landfill waste impact


of our post industrial cotton offcuts are currently being recycled.


tons of in-house recycling capacity per month

The most sustainable and resource optimized denim mill in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Denim De l'Ile Ltd State-of-the-art Recycling Facility


of our production will be using certified sustainable cotton by 2025.

Member of Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).

Partner of Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA) initiative which guarantees that social, environmental and economical criteria are met.

Use of sustainable cellulosic fibers uniquely from Lenzing and Re:newcell.

Denim De l'Ile Ltd Sustainable Cotton Supply


Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)

We use 100% Pre-Reduced Indigo to minimise the use of water and chemicals needed for its reduction.

All chemicals used in our production meet the very strict Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemical (ZDHC) guidelines.

We ensure the local law compliance of discharged water is respected as well as international regulations.

Sustainable collections are the focus of our developments. Since 2016 we run Potassium Permanagate Free collections and are building a dedicated digital archive of all our sustainable washes.

Denim De l'Ile Ltd Water & Chemical Optimisation Technology

Less is More.

Our sustainable washing technology focuses on "less is more," where water conservation, chemical optimization and energy reduction are key factors to bring back true values to your production.

Denim De l'Ile Ltd Finishing & Washing Technology

Water <less.

We believe water to be a precious resource, which is why we are trying to optimize the consumption in each step of our production.

We offer you a full range of waterless products, making it possible to integrate these progressive technologies into your collections:

  • Cotton Made in Africa–Rain Fed Cotton
  • GRS & RCS Certified Recycled Cotton
  • Jeanologia Laser & EIM
  • Tonello UP & CORE (Metro Certified Sustainable Washes)

A for BSCI

Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Rating

DDI scored top-tier A rating during audits in line with the Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. The principles promoted by the Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative are:

  • The rights of Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
  • No Discrimination
  • Fair Remuneration
  • Decent Working Hours
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • No Child Labour
  • Special Protection for Young Workers
  • No Precarious Employment
  • No Bonded Labour
  • Protection of the Environment
  • Ethical Business Behaviour
Denim De l'Ile Ltd Social Responsibility Standard


Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) Rating

DDI is SMETA audited since 2023. The principles promoted by the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) are:

  • Management system and UNGP
  • Freely chosen employment
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Child labour shall not be used
  • Living wages are paid
  • Working hours are not excessive
  • No discrimination is practiced
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh and inhumane treatment
Denim De l'Ile Ltd Social Responsibility Standard

Head Office

Royal Road
Ile d'Ambre 30904
Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius
Phone: +230 412 5190
Fax: +230 412 5621

Europe, North America & Asia

Rodolfo Iarini
Italy, Europe
Phone: +39 348 1339147
Phone: +230 5421 7887

South Africa

Jeremy Wolfsohn
Royal Road
Ile d'Ambre 30904
Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius
Phone: +230 5493 2542
Phone: +27 83 411 1001