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

 

2018 EDITION Top 100-Meilleures Boutiques de France

03 Dicembre 2018

AFTER SIX MONTHS OF SELECTION, THE WINNERS OF THE TOP 100- MEILLEURES BOUTIQUES DE FRANCE 2018 WERE HONORED ON THE 21ST OF JANUARY AT A GALA EVENING FULL OF SURPRISES…

Against the backdrop of the breathtaking Pavillon Cambon Capucines, in the heart of France’s capital, the 100 finalists of the competition’s third edition came together for the gala organized by Intima Media Group’s French-speaking magazine, Intima. It was an exciting moment as up until then, the names of the 100 stores had been kept a secret!

2018 EDITION Top 100-Meilleures Boutiques de France

19:00 Welcomed by saxophone, the guests passed in front of the photocall, before passing on to the magnificent mezzanine where welcome refreshments were served. Guests could treat themselves to champagne, hors-d'oeuvres and the very special “Top 100” cocktail, a tipple with a vermouth base, created especially for the event! Selfie fans were also welcomed to take a photo in front of a photo wall featuring the Eiffel Tower on the cover of Intima!

2018 EDITION Top 100-Meilleures Boutiques de France

20:30 The 270 guests were invited to head to the prestigious Salon Mewès, an impressive space which features magnificent windows and marble columns, where they found tables ready to host them for an elegant dinner. Everyone naturally found their place and greeted those at their table. Marco Pisani and Francesca Spinetta, co-owners of Intima Media Group, welcomed a selection of top industry professionals such as Martina Brown, Deputy Managing Director, Aubade; Liesbeth Van de Velde, Creative Director of Primadonna; Grégoire Chalumet, Director, Le Chat; Stephan Hohmann, CEO, Hanro; Guido Campello, CEO, Cosabella, Caius Zimmermann, General Sales Director of Maryan Beachwear; Xavier Martin, Director of Development, Simone Pérèle; Jérôme Bulte, President, VFB; Kei Oya, General Director, Wacoal; Tomoyasu Ito, Senior General Director, Wacoal; Vittorio Siviero, General Sales Director at Iluna Group, co-sponsor of this edition; and, finally, Ana Patricia Urrea et Juan Carlos Espinal, Creative Director and CEO of Ellipse (respectively). Dining was a true experience from the famous Potel et Chabot and unfolded through a series of mini tastings, without forgetting the live culinary shows by the chefs! From the foie gras and truffle lentils to the beef filet, fresh salads, poultry terrines, and carpaccio with Wasabi peas, one thing is sure, the guests weren’t sure what to choose!

2018 EDITION Top 100-Meilleures Boutiques de France

21:00 After the dynamic Charlie Clarck, the evening’s MC, kicked things off and Marco Pisani and Francesca Spinetta, co-owners of Intima Media Group, officially welcomed the invitees, a representative from each of the prestigious brands on the jury took to the stage to address France’s top boutiques. All of the representatives, such as Yasuyoshi Nakajima, President of Asahi Kasei Fibers Italia (one of this edition’s sponsors), gave warm and welcoming opening speeches.

12 Special Prizes This year once again, the jury was primarily made up of a select panel of both national and international brands, including big names from the world of lingerie, nightwear and loungewear. However, this year marked a new inclusion…Swimwear! And with it the possibility to also nominate swim stores. The jury deliberated over six months in order to nominate the best stores from across France and its overseas territories so that from the 334 nominated stores, 100 happy boutiques could be named France’s top 100 stores. Just like in past editions, the nominations, number of votes and comments from the jury were the deciding factors when it came to who made the selection. During the dinner, five stores were awarded with Prix D’Excellence or Special Recognition Prizes. Liesbeth Van de Velde, Creative Director, PrimaDonna, awarded Lingerie Slip (Logelbach), Stéphanie Bujart, Co-Director Simone Perele, awarded Le Boudoir (Strasbourg) and Pierre Steinecker, CEO of Anita France, awarded Lilou Lingerie (Cholet). Two stores received an impressive number of votes, one in the lingerie category and the other in swimwear: Rêve Ligne (Rennes) was given the Prix d’Excellence for lingerie by Stephan Hohmann, CEO of Hanro, while Cupidon (Lyon) was given the Prix d’Excellence for swimwear by Lénaïg Métreau, Commercial Director France, Maryan Mehlhorn.

This year, five other stores caught the attention of Intima’s editorial team thanks to their particularly eye-catching decor. Each store was awarded a Prix Coup de Cour d’Intima by Francesca Spinetta, Editorial Director. The winning stores were È Così (Compiègne), Opium (Montbrison), Fleur d’Eden (Saint-Malo), Glamour Lingerie (Paris), and Milles et Une Excuse (Reims).

There were many individual successes this year, and two other important stores were recognized at the gala. The Prix de la Communication (Communication Prize) was awarded to Les Dessous de Virginie (Douai) due to the way she has utilized her participation in the gala, which has allowed her to attract a wider range of clients and to grow her business. Her prize was presented to herby Guido Campello, CEO of Cosabella, and she didn’t hesitate to share the moment with her social media following! Another success story is that of Julie Sidiot, the dynamic owner of the three eponymous boutiques on the island of Réunion. Xavier Laurette, CEO of Lise Charmel, presented her with the Prix de l’Entrepreneuriat (Entreneurship Prix).

2018 EDITION Top 100-Meilleures Boutiques de France

23:00 A glass of champagne at the open bar, a photo in front of the photo wall…the evening was in full swing. Between networking and more informal laughter and chatting, the guests were able to share in a moment together as “colleagues” and coming together to share their secrets of success.

00:30 After one last selfie, exchange of numbers, even the last group of guests was heading home with a smile on their lips and a heart full of fond memories.

Roica presents responsible innovations at Première Vision

03 Dicembre 2018

7th February 2018, Japan

Roica by Asahi Kasei will discuss the new meaning of responsible innovation and wellbeing at the upcoming Première Vision show, which takes place in Paris next week. The company will present its latest fabric innovations and the new functional fabrics for the modern wardrobe at the show.

The company will present its Roica Eco-Smart family, a range of unique innovative and responsible made premium stretch fibres, with two sustainable solutions. The first one is Roica yarn certified GRS (Global Recycling Standard by Textile Exchange) version 3 yarn with more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content.

Roica presents responsible innovations at Première Vision

The second is Roica yarn boasting the Gold Level Material Health Certificate awarded yarn from the Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute – for product ingredients that have been evaluated throughout the supply chain for impacts on human and environmental health, building towards eliminating all toxic and unidentified chemicals for a safe continuous cycle.

Key Roica partners featuring Roica Eco-Smart family include: Giemme, Iluna Group, Maglificio Ripa, M.I.T.I., Penn Textile Solutions, Sofileta, Sitip, Tessitura Colombo Antonio,  Tintex Textiles, and V&A Japan Corporation.

Roica Feel Good

The Roica Feel Good family is a range of advanced stretch fibres created to deliver personal performances and measurable wellness, freshness and comfort metrics for travel, sport, leisure and more. Key Roica partners featuring ROICA Feel Good family are Maglificio Ripa and Tintex Textiles, with Roica CF (Clean Fit), and Kaihara and Sitip, with Roica StretchEnergy.

Roica CF (Clean Fit), is a premium stretch innovative yarn offering a durable “new natural” solution conferring an active smart odour neutraliser property to every wearer thanks to the fact that its active ingredient is locked inside the yarn.

Roica presents responsible innovations at Première Vision

Roica StretchEnergy, together with Special Roica yarn and an Asahi Kasei patented fabric structure system, is said to be able to create real heat through the continuous action of stretching and recovery. Roica StretchEnergy produces measurable heat up to two degrees in winter cycling tests, as test-certified by Cerism, Outodoor Sport Research Centre at Verona University.

Other highlights

According to the company, its Roica Colour Perfect family sets a new standard in colour technology delivering a flawless, colour match-dyed finish, and a matte look for the stretch materials. The Roica Contour family of high performance stretch yarns control aims to deliver a calibrated form with power, softness and comfort. Finally, the Roica Resistance family of innovations is linked to durability and functions for higher performance.

Another première

Roica and Cupro by Asahi Kasei, in cooperation with Iluna and Infinity, are introducing 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.

Roica presents responsible innovations at Première Vision

 

Federica Annovazzi’s idea started from the traditional shape and made it contemporary by using smart materials and manufacturing methods. A beautifully crafted “double face recipe” is made combining a Cupro fabric by Infinity with an Iluna stretch 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. The Made in Carcere brand was founded in 2007, thanks to Luciana Delle Donne, founder of Officina Creativa, a non-profit social cooperative.

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