Japanese award for Asahi's 'sustainable’ spandex

29 Novembre 2018

Japanese award for Asahi's 'sustainable’ spandex

Tokyo - Roica, the premium elastane fibre from Asahi Kasei, has been awarded a prestigious award from influential Japanese fashion newspaper Senken Shimbun. Roica, which is GRS certified with more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content, has received the prestigious Senken Shimbun Synthetic Fiber Prize in the Sustainable category. The winning Roica yarn is part of the Eco-Smart family, a range of unique and responsible made premium stretch fibres. At the event awards, Asahi Kasei presented fabric and garment samples made using Eco-Smart from a number of leading textile firms including Iluna Group, M.I.T.I., Tessitura Colombo Antonio, Tintex Textiles, Cosabella, Maloja and Triumph.

M.I.T.I. recently launched Green Soul, a new fabric line made with fully recycled fibres. The Ten different fabrics within this collection are composed of both polyamide/Eco-Smart and Polyester/Eco-Smart offering 100% recycled fibre warp knitted, stretch fabrics. The winning Bluesign certified fabric is called Thermal Green and is a high-end, brush back warp knit fabric made with recycled polyamide and Eco-Smart.

Eco-Smart has also found success with Portuguese circular knitter Tintex with its recently launched B.Cork water-based laminated fabrics. First launched at Performance Days in November, the laminated fabric coating derived from cork can be applied to both woven or knit fabrics and is said to be breathable – while also claiming strong environmental credentials given that all of the materials would have otherwise gone unused and straight to landfill.

B.Cork is said to be fully commercialised with a patent-pending for the accompanying water-based lamination technique, free from formaldehyde and solvents. The company says that the coating is suitable for applications on both knits and woven textiles, along with all of Tintex’s ‘smart fibre bases’.

Cork, even without the added benefit of being sourced as a pre-consumer waste product, is becoming an increasingly popular material for brands conscious of environmental impact.

Eco-Smart has also found recent applications in the Eco-Lace collections by Tessitura Colombo Antonio fabrics for the Cosabella brand and new stretch lace farbics from Iluna Group for the Essence by Triumph collection.

Senken Shimbun, which limits the award to Japanese companies, is based in Tokyo, providing news, research data and new business ideas. The newspaper is said to have a significant influence over the fashion business across the country.

 

Roica bags Senken Shimbun Synthetic Fibre Prize

29 Novembre 2018

Roica bags Senken Shimbun Synthetic Fibre Prize

Roica, a premium stretch fibre brand with excellent stretch and recovery properties based on polymer science by Asahi Kasei, a leading Japanese chemical company, has bagged the prestigious Senken Shimbun Synthetic Fibre Prize with the sustainable GRS certified yarn. Senken Shimbun is a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan.

The award is limited to Japanese companies. This year Roica GRS certified yarn was selected in the Sustainable category thanks to its unique sustainable characteristics. On March 14, 2018, Senken Shimbun organised an event to conferee the awards where Roica displayed unique fabrics and garments created with the Roica yarn by premium producers like Iluna Group S.p.A (IT), M.I.T.I. (IT), Tessitura Colombo Antonio (IT), Tintex Textiles (PT) and international top level brands as Cosabella (US), Maloja (DE), and Triumph (CH).

The Roica yarn certified GRS (Global Recycled Standard by Textile Exchange) version 3 certified yarn with more than 50 per cent pre-consumer recycled content won the award.

Maloja, an outdoor speciality brand with its roots in nature and wellbeing, showed many lines using Roica, like a new mid-layer technical x-country ski set with fabrics from MITI, using the GRS certified yarn part of the Roica Eco-Smart family of responsible stretch.

Cosabella brand, that sells in over 100 countries, with a premium collection of 2000 styles for every sector of lingerie and leisurewear, showed latest styles with the Eco-Lace by Tessitura Colombo Antonio fabrics made with Roica Eco-Smart family for their more luxurious up-scaled lines.

Triumph Lingerie, whose latest designs use the new stretch lace from Iluna Group and the GRS certified yarn part of the Roica Eco-Smart family, slips, and lingerie sets for the Essence by Triumph collection, won the award. (GK)

World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation

29 Novembre 2018

ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.

World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation

The award is limited to Japanese companies. This year ROICA™ GRS certified yarn was selected in the Sustainable category thanks to its unique sustainable characteristics. On March 14th, 2018 Senken Shimbun organized an event to conferee the awards and in this occasion ROICA™ displayed unique fabrics and garments created with this awarded ROICA™ yarn by premium producers as Iluna Group S.p.A (IT), M.I.T.I. (IT), Tessitura Colombo Antonio(IT), Tintex Textiles(PT) and international top level brands as Cosabella (US), Maloja (DE) and Triumph (CH).

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS AWARD WINNING PRODUCT: The Senken Award winning ROICA™ yarn is part of the ROICA™ Eco-Smart family, a world-first range of unique innovative and responsible made premium stretch fibers, that today can offer 2 real sustainable solutions. For this time, one of the two types was awarded! The ROICA™ yarn certified GRS (Global Recycled Standard by TEXTILE EXCHANGE) version 3 certified yarn with more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content. Two of the companies above: M.I.T.I. and TINTEX already garnered a huge recognition at ISPO last February also thanks to the uniqueness of this smart ROICA™ yarn: M.I.T.I. Spa presented at ISPO Green Soul, a new fabric line made with fully recycled fibers. Ten different fabrics belong to this products line whose composition is both polyamide/ROICA™ Eco-Smart family and Polyester/ROICA™ Eco-Smart family offering a 100% recycled fiber warp knitted stretch fabrics. The winning Bluesign certified fabric is called Thermal Green and is a high-end brush back warpknit fabric, made with recycled Polyamide and ROICA™ Eco-Smart family. Thermal Green by M.I.T.I. with ROICA™ GRS certified yarn B.Cork™ fabric by Tintex with ROICA™ GRS certified yarn Triumph Essence line with ROICA™ EcoSmart family lace by Iluna Group

TINTEX TEXTILES

Tintex Textiles Garnered Its Second ‘ISPO Best Product Award’ In TexTrends in the SOFT EQUIPMENT category with a circular economy centric material, branded B.Cork™, a unique technology that sources certified pre-consumer cork waste. Following a patent pending hi-tech lamination of a water based, formaldehyde and solvent free coating, a breathable, natural and waterproof supersoft touch is achieved. And last but not least is using ROICA™ Eco-Smart family premium stretch qualities to fulfil fit and comfort needs. AWARD WINNING ROICA YARN IN BRANDS COLLECTIONS

  • Maloja, an outdoor speciality brand with its roots in nature and wellbeing, Maloja is presenting many lines using ROICA™, and here we present a new mid layer technical x-country ski set with fabrics from MITI, using the GRS certified yarn part of the ROICA™ Eco- Smart family of responsible stretch.
  • COSABELLA produced by Collezioni SRL: The brand sells in over 100 countries, with a premium collection of 2000 styles for every sector of lingerie and leisurewear. Latest styles use the Eco-Lace by Tessitura Colombo Antonio fabrics made with ROICA™ Eco Smart family for their more luxurious
  • TRIUMPH LINGERIE: whose latest designs use the new stretch lace from ILUNA Group and the GRS certified yarn part of the ROICA™ Eco Smart family, slips and lingerie sets for the Essence by Triumph Collection.

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