Sustainability sits at the core of the fashion and textile industry placing an emphasis on the juxtaposition of a new generation of synthetics, natural and man-made fibres and how they can come together to achieve a new level of expertise.
An upturn in higher performance recycled nylon and recycled polyester with bio synthetics is observed in terms of synthetics, with a strong inclusion of natural fibres from BCI cotton, pima cotton, merino wool and the luxury application of silk. Lyocell and micro modal feature as man-made options.
A combination of a selection of these blends would serve as a hybrid approach to create new sustainable options within the sector. The products feature a strong natural characteristic that is observed through touch and visual feel, updated with performance.
FIBRES, YARNS & FINISHES
Cotton and cellulosic for super soft natural touch
Hemp and linen in refined yarns for a grainy aspect
Reduced water and energy consumption for a sustainable aspect in finishing and dyeing
The inherent function of merino wool in terms of thermal regulation and comfort for the Spring/Summer season
Micro modal, lyocell and silk for added softness
Moisture management and anti-bacterial as key performance factors
Recycled nylon and polyester
Bio-based spandex/elastane and eco-friendly spandex/elastane
Built-in performance yarns – moisture management, UV protection, anti-bacterial, cooling properties
Bio-synthetic insulation for summer delivery in hybrid blends with recycled polyester
Neoprene-free recycled fabrics for water sports
Texturised synthetic yarns with a cotton touch and built in performance
Water sports – surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, and windsurfing
Soft equipment – tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, shoes