SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON THE TRADE SHOW

03 Dicembre 2018

Whether recycled polyester and polyamide, bio-sourced polymer, biodegradable polyamide or certified organic cotton, eco-friendly fabrics are gaining ground in the range of materials for intimates and lingerie, thus demonstrating the market’s genuine commitment to environmental ethics.

BILLON D2P: new, jersey fabric in a plant-based polyamide (beachwear and sportswear) created using a yarn derived from a totally renewable resource – castor oil – combined with a Lycra® yarn: light, high stretch, breathable, heat-regulating, quick-drying and bacteriostatic.

BRUGNOLI GIOVANNI: technical Br4 collection, 100% bio-polyamide, high performance and eco-responsible, produced using an energy-saving process with low water consumption, reduced carbon emissions and environmentally-sound dyes.

EUSEBIO: ‘bio’ range in organic cotton, dyed using processes with a reduced environmental impact, and mainly recycled cotton range with two new capsule collections in GOTS-certified organic cotton and 65% recycled cotton.

ILUNA: development of the ‘Green Label’ range of environmentally sound laces, created using the Roica™ Eco Smart yarn, Textronic allover laces with a very eco-friendly look and cotton-like finish. Iluna is the first Italian lace producer to obtain Step certification.

MAGLIFICIO RIPA: two ranges with Q-Nova®, Fulgar’s recycled polyamide 6.6. using a nylon 6.6 fibre created from regenerated raw materials and a recycled polyester made from plastic bottles. Also, EVO®, a bio-sourced polyamide, using a polymer derived from castor seeds.

SOFILETA: development of the Green Oblige range with Fulgar’s bio-sourced polyamide EVO®, and the biodegradable Amni® Soul Eco polyamide and launch of two new bio-sourced materials. New Life created from recycled plastic bottles and Seaqual™ polyester created using plastic waste recovered from the sea floor. Also worth checking out:

Antik Dantel (new recycled laces), Antares (circular knits in recycled polyamide),

Chanty Lace (laces in recycled polyamide and organic cotton), Gemma Kits (functional knits in recycled polyester), Giemme (GOTS-certified organic cottons), Innova (shaping fabrics in recycled polyamide-elastane), Muehlmeier (M-Tec White & Pure bra-cups in recycled polyester), Piave Maitex (Perpetual knits in recycled polyester), Satab (new range of grosgrain, taffeta and twill ribbons in 100% organic cotton and double-face satin in recycled polyester).

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON THE TRADE SHOW

 

Eastman continues to innovate with Naia™

03 Dicembre 2018

Successfully launched at Interfilière Paris last year, the new Naia™ cellulosic yarn has been adopted by a number of new partners.

Impressed by the versatility and natural properties of this cellulosic yarn, created using sustainable resources, the Italian lace-maker, Iluna Group, is presenting a new lace, which is showcased in a loungewear garment on the “Nature Moves Us” forum. Created using 7% Ecostretch yarn from Asahi Kasei’s Roica ™ Eco-Smart family and 93% Naia™, this lace boasts an exceptional hand-feel. Soft and comfortable, it is also moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic. French company, Sofileta is also making the most of the performances offered by Naia™. This functional knit specialist has designed a light stretch jersey in gauge 45, using a high percentage of Eastman’s cellulosic yarn (90%). The result is impressive: a natural knit, light and fluid, with a peachskin hand-feel and cooling properties.

“We are delighted by the welcome reserved for Naia™ once again. This yarn is the perfect solution for satisfying market requirements. Our clients are looking for a natural and eco-friendly yarn that is fashion-forward and comfortable, high performance and attractive. The various samples presented demonstrate that our partners have found the yarn they were looking for in Naia™” enthuses John Cahill, Marketing and Communication Director for Eastman. Best Pacific, Sinotex Textiles, Wanjiali Knitting, Billion Rise Knitting, Tintex, Lauma Fabrics, Sanko Tekstil, Celeb Textiles and Yu Yuang Textile Co. are all working with Eastman.

Eastman continues to innovate with Naia™

ILUNA Group with ROICA™ at the Milano Unica

03 Dicembre 2018

ILUNA Group with ROICA™ at the Milano Unica

At Milano Unica, as key inspiring article, ILUNA presented an exclusive and elegant lace long dress, created in collaboration with Valery, starting from an all over textronic ultralight lace with a complex organic design completely made of recycled materials, using ROICA™ Eco-Smart family, a world-first range of responsible made premium stretch yarns, demonstrating, once more, how the two leading innovators continue their close partnership to present the most “advanced” and responsible solutions to the market today.

Nevertheless, for ILUNA smart innovation is not just a project even, at its space at Milano Unica visitors will had the opportunity to discover the new collection and also to experience and touch the latest boundaries of lace smart innovations. This season novelties include:

  1. Green Label collection, the Iluna dedicated range featuring a new responsible approach in respect of the planet and people, able to deliver innovation, beauty and quality, at 360°. This season, in addition to the all over, jacquard, double jacquard and mesh offer, the line is also featuring  new stretch Galloon laces fully made with GRS certified recycled  materials, including the stretch thanks to the introduction of the unique ROICA™ sustainable yarn part of the ROICA™ Eco-Smart family. 
  2. ILUNA is also proud to introduce a worldwide première: Eco- Smart family made of sustainable yarns allover laces made with NAIA cellulosic fiber by Eastmann combined with ROICA™ premium stretch sustainable yarn   realized on warp knitting jacquard looms. A unique innovation, with an interesting look & feel combined with a special softness!  
  3. ILUNA has strategically included in all their stretch laces only ROICA™ Eco-Smart family of sustainable yarns since some time. The company is pleased to introduce the latest version of this yarns that are able to deliver 3 functions in one:  premium stretch, sustainability combined with the ROICA™ Colour Perfect family function offering excellent flawless and world unique colour dimensions, homogeneity.
  4. For the salon, another première:  in cooperation with ROICA™ and Cupro by Asahi Kasei, Iluna is pleased to introduce ‘Smart Bucket Bag’ as a  special  limited edition gift. In origin, this was a roomy bag shaped like a bucket taller than it is wide with a rounded bottom. It first came to fashion in the 1900's, from a pouch with a string and a hardened bottom. Federica Annovazzi idea started from the traditional shape, but it went way beyond and imade it contemporary by smart materials and manufacturing. A beautifully crafted ‘double face recipe’ made  combining a luxurious Cupro fabric by Infinity with an Iluna stretch Double face Smart Bucket bag lace designed and produced with ROICA™ Eco-Smart family of sustainable yarns. The bag is manufactured exclusively by Made in Carcere a cooperative of women in rehabilitation, so creating a useful social exchange as well as a responsible and smart one. The Made in Carcere brand was founded in 2007, thanks to Luciana Delle Donne, founder of Officina Creativa, a non-profit social cooperative.
  5. ILUNA can also boast its new STeP (Sustainable Textile Production) certification by Oeko-Tex, a certification that clarifies and communicates the company’s sustainable production commitment. In addition to this, all products are Oeko-Tex 100 certified.

ILUNA’s newest digital programs:

  • ILUNA has created the new e-shop offering its exclusive materials to smaller companies looking for added values as: creativity, innovation, made in Italy and responsibility. 
  • The whole collection is also visible online at its web site, previous registration, and orders can be done directly online always aiming to customers care.

Today ILUNA represents the largest European lace producer, and thanks to its journey toward the most contemporary way to innovate that includes responsibility, has also become a reference point in the international market for a lace offer that is beautiful, innovative and responsible at the same time. An alchemy of design and sustainable innovation, the only eco-fashion line that includes lace and stockings, capable of combining ethics and high quality standards with a fashion image of bright and deep colors. 

ILUNA Group with ROICA™ at the Milano Unica

ILUNA Group with ROICA™ at the Milano Unica

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