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27.06.2022

Transforming textile waste into feedstock

Europe has a 7-7.5-million-ton waste problem, of which only 30-35% is collected today. The ReHubs initiative launched in 2020 has now completed a Techno Economic Master Study (TES) and it sheds light on key figures and options to collaborate to solve the European waste problem.

In two and a half year all EU member states are obliged to separately collect textile waste. Currently there are no large-scaled plans to use that waste.  The largest portion of the waste (around 85%) comes from households.

Europe has a 7-7.5-million-ton waste problem, of which only 30-35% is collected today. The ReHubs initiative launched in 2020 has now completed a Techno Economic Master Study (TES) and it sheds light on key figures and options to collaborate to solve the European waste problem.

In two and a half year all EU member states are obliged to separately collect textile waste. Currently there are no large-scaled plans to use that waste.  The largest portion of the waste (around 85%) comes from households.

The ReHubs initiative brings together key European and world players to solve the textile waste problem by transforming “waste” into a resource and to boost textile circular business models at large scale. The completed TES has accessed critical information on solving the European waste problem. It is estimated that to reach a collection rate from 18 to 26 percent by 2030, 7 billion euro will be needed. Once matured and scaled, the textile recycling industry could become a profitable industry with a total market size of 6-8 billion € and around 15,000 direct new jobs by 2030. As a first step the ReHubs Initiative announces different actions forwards, including projects on this pathway, which one is to transform textile waste into feedstock.

TEXAID has been supporting ReHubs since the start and contributed significantly involved to the Business Council and the Steering Committee of the initiative. As strongly committed industry leader TEXAID is taking the lead on the project to transform textile waste into feedstock for recycling processes. In order to handle the increasing quantities of post-consumer textile waste a massive scale up of sorting and preparation for recycling of used textiles is needed. TEXAID is committed to lead the work on developing new technologies and building up additional capacities for the handling and preparing of textile waste for textile recycling in Europe. In a first phase this involves the built up of a new sorting and pre-processing facility with the capacity of 50’00 tons p.a. by 2024.

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ReHubs Texaid
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TEXAID

Texaid
15.06.2022

TEXAID supports the Swiss textile recycling ecosystem with professional collecting and sorting of textiles

TEXAID as a professional collector and sorter with roots in Switzerland contributes to this ecosystem to enable the textile-to-textile recycling.  The creation of Swiss Textile Recycling Ecosystem marks a key milestone in the upscaling of Worn Again Technologies’ recycling process technology with technology scale-up partner Sulzer Chemtech in Winterthur. It also supports its ambition to create a circular economy where non-reusable, hard-to-recycle textiles can be reintroduced into supply chains to become new fibers.

To cause a paradigm shift in the fashion industry and realize true circularity requires all members of the value chain to be on the same page and working towards the same goals. The Swiss Textile Recycling Ecosystem is a network comprising fabric and textile manufacturers, waste collectors and sorters, as well as retailers, brand owners and technology providers – all coordinated by Swiss Textiles. All these parties will cooperate to make their shared vision of a more sustainable fashion industry a reality, where used textiles can be recycled into new textiles.

TEXAID as a professional collector and sorter with roots in Switzerland contributes to this ecosystem to enable the textile-to-textile recycling.  The creation of Swiss Textile Recycling Ecosystem marks a key milestone in the upscaling of Worn Again Technologies’ recycling process technology with technology scale-up partner Sulzer Chemtech in Winterthur. It also supports its ambition to create a circular economy where non-reusable, hard-to-recycle textiles can be reintroduced into supply chains to become new fibers.

To cause a paradigm shift in the fashion industry and realize true circularity requires all members of the value chain to be on the same page and working towards the same goals. The Swiss Textile Recycling Ecosystem is a network comprising fabric and textile manufacturers, waste collectors and sorters, as well as retailers, brand owners and technology providers – all coordinated by Swiss Textiles. All these parties will cooperate to make their shared vision of a more sustainable fashion industry a reality, where used textiles can be recycled into new textiles.

TEXAID as a stakeholder in the Swiss Textile Recycling Ecosystem and as leading textile recycling company with over 40 years of experience will support the initiative through collecting, sorting, pre-processing and providing pre- and post-consumer feedstock to the Demonstration Plant. At its headquarters in Schattdorf (CH), TEXAID will investigate possibilities to automate the sorting and pre-processing of textile feedstock for recycling. Currently, TEXAID processes more than 80,000 tons of end-of-use textiles and footwear every year all over Europe and the US.

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Texaid Sulzer textile recycling
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Texaid

08.06.2022

TEXAID enables Circularity Project R[ECO]LLECT

TEXAID with its Spanish subsidiary PERCENTIL enable Springfield to put its commitment to sustainability into action through implementing a circularity pilot project with the aim of giving a second life to second-hand garments. As part of the Tendam Group, who operates more than 2000 stores in 79 countries, Springfield partners with the TEXAID group, leading in the industry of collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling used garments, to launch the R[ECO]LLECT initiative.

Take-Back Program R[ECO]LLECT
With "the future is circular" as their call to action, the project is called R[ECO]LLECT and refers directly to the collection of all second-hand garments in good condition, to meet three clear sustainability objectives of Springfield: reduce the pressure on natural resources, reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the amount of textile waste.

R[ECO]LLECT was launched in May 2022 as a pilot project in 16 Springfield stores in Spain across different cities and provinces.

TEXAID with its Spanish subsidiary PERCENTIL enable Springfield to put its commitment to sustainability into action through implementing a circularity pilot project with the aim of giving a second life to second-hand garments. As part of the Tendam Group, who operates more than 2000 stores in 79 countries, Springfield partners with the TEXAID group, leading in the industry of collecting, sorting, reselling and recycling used garments, to launch the R[ECO]LLECT initiative.

Take-Back Program R[ECO]LLECT
With "the future is circular" as their call to action, the project is called R[ECO]LLECT and refers directly to the collection of all second-hand garments in good condition, to meet three clear sustainability objectives of Springfield: reduce the pressure on natural resources, reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the amount of textile waste.

R[ECO]LLECT was launched in May 2022 as a pilot project in 16 Springfield stores in Spain across different cities and provinces.

TEXAID’s Spanish subsidiary PERCENTIL is a strategic partner of Springfield in this step towards sustainability. The motto of PERCENTIL is that "there is nothing more sustainable than what you already have in your closet", and it is an intermediary between people who want to get rid of clothes and those who are looking to buy almost new clothes from brands recognized for their design and quality, but at a much lower price. In this way, textile overproduction is reduced, and the environmental impact is reduced. In addition, PERCENTIL receives the clothes, sorts them and takes care of giving them a second life.

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Texaid Springfield circularity
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Texaid

(c) Mario Stumpf/Sascha Priesters
01.06.2022

Neonyt zeigt progressive Looks unter dem Motto „Biosphere-Technosphere“

Mode inspiriert von Natur und Technologie: In einer exklusiven Fashion Show am 23. Juni 2022 zeigt die Neonyt gemeinsam mit Presenting Partner Dr. Hauschka progressive und trendweisende Looks unter dem Motto „Biosphere-Technosphere“ im Atelier Lihotzky im Frankfurter Ostend.

Der Fokus liegt damit auf der Verbindung der Natur mit den Elementen Wasser, Luft und Erde mit allem, was die Menschen erschaffen – von Infrastruktur über Architektur, die industrielle Landwirtschaft und die digitale Welt. Die Kombination dieser scheinbar kontroversen Themen spannt den Bogen zu unserem gegenwärtigen Erdzeitalter, dem Anthropozän, in dem der Mensch zu einem der wichtigsten Einflussfaktoren auf die biologischen, geologischen und atmosphärischen Vorgänge auf der Erde geworden ist.

Mode inspiriert von Natur und Technologie: In einer exklusiven Fashion Show am 23. Juni 2022 zeigt die Neonyt gemeinsam mit Presenting Partner Dr. Hauschka progressive und trendweisende Looks unter dem Motto „Biosphere-Technosphere“ im Atelier Lihotzky im Frankfurter Ostend.

Der Fokus liegt damit auf der Verbindung der Natur mit den Elementen Wasser, Luft und Erde mit allem, was die Menschen erschaffen – von Infrastruktur über Architektur, die industrielle Landwirtschaft und die digitale Welt. Die Kombination dieser scheinbar kontroversen Themen spannt den Bogen zu unserem gegenwärtigen Erdzeitalter, dem Anthropozän, in dem der Mensch zu einem der wichtigsten Einflussfaktoren auf die biologischen, geologischen und atmosphärischen Vorgänge auf der Erde geworden ist.

Natur vs. Technik
Bei der Neonyt Fashion Show werden verschiedene Multibrand-Looks inszeniert – von kleinen unabhängigen Brands und Newcomer-Labeln über international etablierte Marken bis hin zu Designerstücken, kuratiert von der Stylistin Claudia Hofmann. Der Themenkomplex Biosphere präsentiert Mode und Textilien in Anlehnung an die Natur und ihre Elemente, Technosphere spiegelt die Themen Kreislaufwirtschaft und Recycling.

Das Beste aus beiden Welten
Unter dem Titel „Biosphere-Technosphere“ werden in der Neonyt Fashion Show Themen verbunden, die auf den ersten Blick gegensätzlich scheinen und damit Fragen aufwerfen. Das Publikum wird dazu eingeladen, sich auf eine Reise zu begeben, in der die Natur der Erde, ihre Elemente und die daraus resultierenden regenerativen Ansätze mit Ideen der digitalen Welt kombiniert werden, sodass daraus neue Dimensionen und vernetzte Systeme entstehen – für eine Revolution der Modebranche. Das Event wird gemeinsam mit Naturkosmetik-Brand und Presenting Partner Dr. Hauschka umgesetzt. Die Creative Direction liegt bei studio MM04.

Frankfurt Fashion Week – shows sustainable Fashion, Design & Art
In der Woche vom 20. bis 26. Juni 2022 steht die Stadt Frankfurt am Main ganz unter dem Zeichen von sustainable Fashion, Design & Art. Im gesamten Stadtgebiet finden unter der Dachmarke Frankfurt Fashion Week zahlreiche Veranstaltungen statt. Ausstellungen, Fashion Shows, Talks, Präsentationen und Open Studios laden alle interessierten Bürger*innen ein, Mode und alle Themen rund um nachhaltiges Design zu erkunden und zu erleben. Die Dachmarke Frankfurt Fashion Week bietet damit gleichzeitig eine Marketingplattform für die regionale Fashion- & Designszene sowie Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft. Parallel zur Frankfurt Fashion Week organisiert die Messe Frankfurt das Neonyt Lab vom 24. bis 26. Juni 2022 in der Union Halle, das sich an Nachhaltigkeit interessierte Konsument*innen und Modeprofis richtet. Darüber hinaus bündelt die Messe Frankfurt vom 21. bis 24.Juni 2022 die global ausgerichteten B2B-Veranstaltungen Techtextil, Texprocess und Heimtextil Summer Special, die für die internationale Fashion- und Livingbranche relevante Themen besonders herausstellt.

Das Neonyt Lab findet vom 24. bis 26. Juni 2022 in der Union Halle in Frankfurt am Main statt.

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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

(c) adidas AG
Felix Auger-Aliassime
30.05.2022

adidas commitment to end plastic waste with SS22 Tennis Collection

adidas launches its SS22 Tennis Collection, a high-performance tennis apparel line featuring graphics inspired by Paris’ botanical gardens and green spaces, garments in the collection were made either in part with Parley Ocean Plastic or in part with recycled content.

Launching ahead of the most prominent clay court tournament of the summer, the SS22 Tennis Collection is being premiered on court by adidas next-gen athletes, Elena Rybakina and Felix Auger-Aliassime, alongside Maria Sakkari, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas who all share a passion for championing sustainability and working together towards a better future for our planet.

From Insight to Action
The SS22 Tennis Collection is another step adidas is taking on its journey to help end plastic waste, and its athletes are sharing this commitment. For adidas athletes, what they wear on the court is not only performance attire but an expression of their personal style and beliefs.

adidas launches its SS22 Tennis Collection, a high-performance tennis apparel line featuring graphics inspired by Paris’ botanical gardens and green spaces, garments in the collection were made either in part with Parley Ocean Plastic or in part with recycled content.

Launching ahead of the most prominent clay court tournament of the summer, the SS22 Tennis Collection is being premiered on court by adidas next-gen athletes, Elena Rybakina and Felix Auger-Aliassime, alongside Maria Sakkari, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas who all share a passion for championing sustainability and working together towards a better future for our planet.

From Insight to Action
The SS22 Tennis Collection is another step adidas is taking on its journey to help end plastic waste, and its athletes are sharing this commitment. For adidas athletes, what they wear on the court is not only performance attire but an expression of their personal style and beliefs.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, elite tennis player, commented: "I'm part of a generation of players who care about having an impact on and off the court. When I think about the future, it's not just about my future as a tennis player, but also about the future of the planet. . That's why I wear the new adidas SS22 collection made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic or in part with recycled materials – to send a message that we can all do our part by helping to end plastic waste.“

Fashion-foward Performance
The SS22 Tennis Collection is designed to be bold yet fully functional on court. Each garment features HEAT.RDY technology which is designed to keep players feeling cool, dry and confident as they take on their next challenge.

The Collection features two dresses, tank tops, long sleeve tees and a match skirt for female players. For male players, the collection consists of two tees, a sleeveless tee, a polo tee, a TECHFIT long sleeve top and two different types of shorts.

It is available in a number of different bold graphic prints, all inspired by the Serres d'Auteuil botanical garden. The prominent colors of the collection are black and white.

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adidas AG

20.05.2022

SOEX: Sortierstation mit Materialerkennung für Faser-zu-Faser-Recycling

SOEX hat eine Infrarot-Sortierstation mit Material- und Farberkennung im Werk in Wolfen in Betrieb genommen. Durch das exakte Sortieren nach Materialien will SOEX weiterhin einen Schwerpunkt auf das Sortieren für Recycling setzen und die Recyclingquote gemeinsam mit der Modebranche erhöhen.

Eine künstliche Intelligenz erkennt die einzelnen Kleidungsstücke und kann sie nach Materialien oder Farben sortieren, um sie für das chemische Recycling vorzusortieren. Mittels dieser Technologie können Materialien genauer als zuvor bestimmt werden, sodass die sortierte Kleidung recycelt und wieder zu Garn verarbeitet werden kann.

Diese Art der vollautomatischen exakten Sortierung sei bisher noch keinem geglückt, so SOEX-Geschäftsführer Walter J. Thomsen. Mittels der automatischen Sortierstation kann SOEX die Sortierung an alle kundenspezifischen Anfragen der Recycler anpassen, die meist Recyclingverfahren für bestimmte Materialien oder Materialzusammensetzungen entwickelt haben. 1.600 Teile schafft die Sortierstation pro Stunde, das sind ca. 600 kg Kleidung.

SOEX hat eine Infrarot-Sortierstation mit Material- und Farberkennung im Werk in Wolfen in Betrieb genommen. Durch das exakte Sortieren nach Materialien will SOEX weiterhin einen Schwerpunkt auf das Sortieren für Recycling setzen und die Recyclingquote gemeinsam mit der Modebranche erhöhen.

Eine künstliche Intelligenz erkennt die einzelnen Kleidungsstücke und kann sie nach Materialien oder Farben sortieren, um sie für das chemische Recycling vorzusortieren. Mittels dieser Technologie können Materialien genauer als zuvor bestimmt werden, sodass die sortierte Kleidung recycelt und wieder zu Garn verarbeitet werden kann.

Diese Art der vollautomatischen exakten Sortierung sei bisher noch keinem geglückt, so SOEX-Geschäftsführer Walter J. Thomsen. Mittels der automatischen Sortierstation kann SOEX die Sortierung an alle kundenspezifischen Anfragen der Recycler anpassen, die meist Recyclingverfahren für bestimmte Materialien oder Materialzusammensetzungen entwickelt haben. 1.600 Teile schafft die Sortierstation pro Stunde, das sind ca. 600 kg Kleidung.

Aktuell werden noch weniger als 1 Prozent aller Kleidungsstücke weltweit zu neuer Kleidung recycelt. Für das Faser-zu-Faser-Recycling müssen die Textilien sehr genau sortiert werden, nur so kann aus den aussortierten Kleidern wieder neue Mode entstehen. Denn unterschiedliche Fasern erfordern unterschiedliche Recyclingverfahren. Die Sortierung nach Materialien stellte die Branche bisher vor besondere Herausforderungen.

„Wir haben viele großartige Kollegen, die sehen und fühlen können, aus welchem Material die Kleidung besteht, die sie sortieren. Aber nicht zu 100 Prozent“, sagt Thomsen. Die Pflegeetiketten mit Angaben über die Materialzusammensetzung sind meist ungenau: 15 Prozent unbekannte Fasern dürfen angegeben werden und erst bei einem Anteil von 5 Prozent müssen die Materialien auf dem Etikett stehen. Häufig sind sie ausgewaschen oder abgeschnitten, all das erschwert die Arbeit der Sortierer im Werk, die nun durch die neue Sortierstation erleichtert werden soll.

78 Materialien und Materialkombinationen können von der KI erkannt werden. Die Messgenauigkeit liegt bei über 95 Prozent. Die Materialauswahl kann daher aus einer komplexen Anzahl verschiedener Mischungen bestehen – bisher gab es noch keine skalierbaren Technologien, mit denen sich diese erkennen und für das Recycling sortieren lassen. Das soll sich nun durch die neue Infrarot-Sortierstation im SOEX Werk ändern. Bis Ende des Jahres soll die Maschinenleistung verdoppelt werden, so könnten pro Stunde 3.000 Kleidungsstücke nach 15 Kriterien sortiert werden. Erste Gespräche mit internationalen Bekleidungsherstellern, die die Sortierstation in Wolfen nutzen wollen, finden bereits statt.

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Soex

Tearing Line Foto: Andritz
20.05.2022

ANDRITZ at TECHTEXTIL 2022

International technology group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil in Frankfurt from June 21 to 24. The ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies, such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing. For Techtextil, special focus lies on technologies for textile recycling, needlepunch, airlay, wetlaid glass fibers and textile calendering.

International technology group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil in Frankfurt from June 21 to 24. The ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies, such as air-through bonding, airlay, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, recycling, and natural fiber processing. For Techtextil, special focus lies on technologies for textile recycling, needlepunch, airlay, wetlaid glass fibers and textile calendering.

TEXTILE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES BASED ON TEARING
With the acquisition of ANDRITZ Laroche SAS, ANDRITZ has expanded its product portfolio to include airlay and recycling technology as well as bast fiber processing technologies. Complete recycling lines for post-consumer and industrial textile waste to produce fibers for re-spinning and/or nonwoven end-uses are one focus of this product range. Customer awareness and regulations are forcing clothing brands to recycle their textile waste in their own products. Recycled fibers can also be used in the nonwovens industry for various applications, for example in the automotive industry, for insulation, mattresses, and furniture felts.

ANDRITZ Laroche offers a complete process range of tearing lines from 50 up to 3,000 kg/h, which can be used for almost all types of pre/post-consumer textile waste. The aim is to preserve the character of the original fibers, for example cotton, by maximizing fiber length, strength and feel.

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Andritz AG

(c) adidas AG
13.05.2022

adidas and Juventus Reveal 2022/23 Home Jersey

adidas reveals the Juventus home jersey for the 2022/23 season. The classic black and white stripes are reimagined with a new graphic element to represent the magic of Allianz stadium.

Since the team’s move to the stadium in 2011, fans have enjoyed countless moments of magic at the venue. For this season, in a new dynamic interpretation of the club’s identity, the jersey draws inspiration from the five triangles of the star as symbol of magic, creating a new visual icon.

The new jersey is made with 100% recycled materials and features the latest in adidas’ temperature regulation innovation, HEAT.RDY – KEEP COOL, which is designed to keep players feeling cool, dry, and confident during play by optimizing sweat distribution and maximizing airflow.

The replica shirt offers similar benefits thanks to the inclusion of AEROREADY – KEEP DRY technology, keeping fans comfortable and ready as it manages the body’s sweat for a dry feeling.

adidas reveals the Juventus home jersey for the 2022/23 season. The classic black and white stripes are reimagined with a new graphic element to represent the magic of Allianz stadium.

Since the team’s move to the stadium in 2011, fans have enjoyed countless moments of magic at the venue. For this season, in a new dynamic interpretation of the club’s identity, the jersey draws inspiration from the five triangles of the star as symbol of magic, creating a new visual icon.

The new jersey is made with 100% recycled materials and features the latest in adidas’ temperature regulation innovation, HEAT.RDY – KEEP COOL, which is designed to keep players feeling cool, dry, and confident during play by optimizing sweat distribution and maximizing airflow.

The replica shirt offers similar benefits thanks to the inclusion of AEROREADY – KEEP DRY technology, keeping fans comfortable and ready as it manages the body’s sweat for a dry feeling.

More information:
adidas Sportswear T-Shirt Recycling
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adidas AG

(c) Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGaA
12.05.2022

BOGNER presents FIRE+ICE Fall/Winter Collection 2022

For the autumn/winter season 2022, FIRE+ICE is further developing both sides of BOGNER's collection: function and performance. Bold colors, modern prints, technical materials and fashionable silhouettes create looks for luxurious fashion metropoles as well as mountain resorts.

The collection presents new versions of the characteristic FIRE+ICE ID jackets made of recycled fibers. The ski touring styles are multifunctional garments for all active outdoor activities: Whether ski touring, skiing, cross-country skiing or hiking, the focus is on the right support, fit and equipment to stay cool on the ascent and warm on the descent. The signature mix of freeride attitude and contemporary urban style creates casual "urban outdoor pieces" with a technical twist.

For the autumn/winter season 2022, FIRE+ICE is further developing both sides of BOGNER's collection: function and performance. Bold colors, modern prints, technical materials and fashionable silhouettes create looks for luxurious fashion metropoles as well as mountain resorts.

The collection presents new versions of the characteristic FIRE+ICE ID jackets made of recycled fibers. The ski touring styles are multifunctional garments for all active outdoor activities: Whether ski touring, skiing, cross-country skiing or hiking, the focus is on the right support, fit and equipment to stay cool on the ascent and warm on the descent. The signature mix of freeride attitude and contemporary urban style creates casual "urban outdoor pieces" with a technical twist.

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Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGaA

(c) SOEX
Hagen Matuszak wählt die erste Ladung Schuhe eigenhändig im SOEX Werk in Wolfen aus
04.05.2022

SOEX rettet aussortierte Sneaker zusammen mit dem Start-up Sneaker Rescue

SOEX ist eine Geschäftspartnerschaft mit dem Start-up Sneaker Rescue eingegangen, um getragenen Schuhen ein zweites Leben zu geben. Zehn Tonnen aussortierte Schuhe kommen jeden Tag im SOEX Sortierwerk in Wolfen an. Das sind mindestens 20.000 Paar Schuhe pro Tag, viele davon sind Sneaker. Der Großteil dieser Schuhe gehen wieder in den Verkauf in Secondhandläden oder auf Märkten im Ausland. Manche Schuhe sind aber so dreckig oder kaputt, dass sie niemand mehr kaufen möchte. Bisher werden diese Schuhe nicht mehr getragen, sondern recycelt. Diesen Schuhen schenkt SOEX jetzt ein zweites Leben – nicht mehr nur als Rohstoff für andere Produkte, sondern in ihrer ursprünglichen Form: als tragbare Schuhe. 400 Paar will SOEX täglich retten. Der Retter in der Not an der Seite von SOEX ist Hagen Matuszak, der Gründer von Sneaker Rescue, einer Reparaturwerkstatt aus Berlin, die auf Sneaker spezialisiert ist. Gemeinsam wollen SOEX und Sneaker Rescue dafür sorgen, dass auch in der Sneaker-Welt statt Tragen, Aussortieren, Recyceln ein wirklich geschlossener Kreislauf entsteht: getragene, aussortierte Schuhe sollen weitergetragen werden.

SOEX ist eine Geschäftspartnerschaft mit dem Start-up Sneaker Rescue eingegangen, um getragenen Schuhen ein zweites Leben zu geben. Zehn Tonnen aussortierte Schuhe kommen jeden Tag im SOEX Sortierwerk in Wolfen an. Das sind mindestens 20.000 Paar Schuhe pro Tag, viele davon sind Sneaker. Der Großteil dieser Schuhe gehen wieder in den Verkauf in Secondhandläden oder auf Märkten im Ausland. Manche Schuhe sind aber so dreckig oder kaputt, dass sie niemand mehr kaufen möchte. Bisher werden diese Schuhe nicht mehr getragen, sondern recycelt. Diesen Schuhen schenkt SOEX jetzt ein zweites Leben – nicht mehr nur als Rohstoff für andere Produkte, sondern in ihrer ursprünglichen Form: als tragbare Schuhe. 400 Paar will SOEX täglich retten. Der Retter in der Not an der Seite von SOEX ist Hagen Matuszak, der Gründer von Sneaker Rescue, einer Reparaturwerkstatt aus Berlin, die auf Sneaker spezialisiert ist. Gemeinsam wollen SOEX und Sneaker Rescue dafür sorgen, dass auch in der Sneaker-Welt statt Tragen, Aussortieren, Recyceln ein wirklich geschlossener Kreislauf entsteht: getragene, aussortierte Schuhe sollen weitergetragen werden.

Allein in Deutschland werden laut Umweltbundesamt über 380 Millionen Paar Schuhe pro Jahr weggeworfen. Viele davon sind Sneaker, die in den letzten Jahren zum gehypten Konsumgut avancierten – sie haben längst ihr rein sportliches Image abgelegt und ihren Weg in unsere alltägliche Garderobe gefunden. Nun kommen immer mehr dieser Sneaker in den Sortierwerken von SOEX an, weil sie nicht mehr getragen werden oder aufgetragen wurden. „Indem wir Sneaker retten, retten wir die Ressourcen“, sagt Walter J. Thomsen. Denn in Sneakers werden eine Vielzahl an Materialien verbaut, im Schnitt sicher 50, schätzt der Sneaker-Fachmann Matuszak. Darunter viele Materialien wie Polyester, für deren Herstellung Erdöl als Rohstoff verbraucht wird – genau diese fossilen Rohstoffe gilt es zu bewahren, statt zu verschwenden, dafür müssen die Sneaker gerettet werden.

Das muffige Image von getragenen Schuhen hat nichts mit dem zu tun, was am Ende dabei rauskommt, wenn Hagen Matuszak mit ihnen fertig ist. Eine Stunde braucht er, um ein Paar zu retten. Das heißt: Schuhe reinigen, Sohle austauschen, Löcher stopfen. Und auch gegen den Geruch von getragenen Schuhen hat Hagen Matuszak bereits eine Lösung in seiner Werkstatt in Berlin Britz stehen: ein Ozongenerator. Der Aktivsauerstoff Ozon reagiert mit den Geruchsmolekülen und inaktiviert diese. Die Gerüche sind damit nicht nur überdeckt, sondern zerstört. Am Ende werden aus den geretteten Schuhen neuwertige Schuhe ohne knappe Ressourcen für einen komplett neuen Schuh zu verschwenden. SOEX und Sneaker Rescue leisten damit einen wichtigen Beitrag, um Langlebigkeit und Kreislaufwirtschaft in der Branche zu fördern.

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SOEX

Dyntex sorgt mit den ersten hochwertigen Funktionsstoffen aus recycelten Autoreifen für eine Innovation am Markt für nachhaltige Sport- und Lifestyle-Bekleidung. (c) Shutterstock/Maksim Safaniuk
Dyntex Recycling
04.05.2022

Funktionstextilien aus recycelten Autoreifen

  • Dyntex bringt erste Funktionstextilien aus recycelten Autoreifen auf den Markt
  • Ultraleichte Stoffe aus Post-Consumer-Rezyklat (PCR) leisten Beitrag zur Nachhaltigkeit

Dyntex, Entwickler und Hersteller von Funktionsmaterialien aus Bregenz (Österreich), bietet als Produktneuheit hochwertige Stoffe aus wiederverwerteten Autoreifen an. Durch ein innovatives thermo-chemisches Verfahren wird aus alten Reifen ein Polyamid-Polymer rückgewonnen. Dieses wird zu einem feinen Garn und in der Folge zu einem ultraleichten Funktionsstoff verarbeitet. Das Interesse am nachhaltigen Material ist groß.

Qualitätsstoffe aus alten Autoreifen: Durch ein neues thermo-chemisches Verfahren wird aus geschredderten Reifen zunächst ein Pyrolyse-Öl gewonnen und daraus ein Polyamid-Polymer hergestellt. Das aus Post-Consumer-Rezyklat (PCR) bestehende Rohmaterial wird in Italien zu Garn weiterverarbeitet.

  • Dyntex bringt erste Funktionstextilien aus recycelten Autoreifen auf den Markt
  • Ultraleichte Stoffe aus Post-Consumer-Rezyklat (PCR) leisten Beitrag zur Nachhaltigkeit

Dyntex, Entwickler und Hersteller von Funktionsmaterialien aus Bregenz (Österreich), bietet als Produktneuheit hochwertige Stoffe aus wiederverwerteten Autoreifen an. Durch ein innovatives thermo-chemisches Verfahren wird aus alten Reifen ein Polyamid-Polymer rückgewonnen. Dieses wird zu einem feinen Garn und in der Folge zu einem ultraleichten Funktionsstoff verarbeitet. Das Interesse am nachhaltigen Material ist groß.

Qualitätsstoffe aus alten Autoreifen: Durch ein neues thermo-chemisches Verfahren wird aus geschredderten Reifen zunächst ein Pyrolyse-Öl gewonnen und daraus ein Polyamid-Polymer hergestellt. Das aus Post-Consumer-Rezyklat (PCR) bestehende Rohmaterial wird in Italien zu Garn weiterverarbeitet.

Gemeinsam mit Spezialisten aus Japan und Italien hat Dyntex daraus ultraleichte High-Tech-Funktionstextilien entwickelt. Die neu entwickelte Kollektion umfasst acht verschiedene Stoffe, der leichteste wiegt gerade einmal 36 Gramm pro Quadratmeter. Mit ihren besonderen Griffen und Optiken sind sie ideal für modische Sport- und Funktionsbekleidung.

Ressourcenschonend und hochwertig
„Wir führen bisher nicht mehr nutzbare Werkstoffe wieder zurück in den Warenkreislauf, benötigen bei der Produktion kaum fossile Ressourcen und erreichen so eine massive Reduktion des CO2-Fußabdrucks“, erklärt Alexander Gächter, Verkaufsleiter bei Dyntex.

Die Recycling-Stoffe erfüllen dieselben hohen Standards wie solche aus neu hergestelltem Polyamid. Sie sind wie alle Dyntex-Funktionsstoffe wasserabweisend, atmungsaktiv, frei von Fluorcarbon und auch bei hoher Beanspruchung sehr langlebig. Die neuen Textilien eigen sich damit ideal für Sport- und Lifestylemode sowie für Arbeitskleidung.

Wachstumsmarkt für nachhaltige Mode
Der Markt für nachhaltige Mode wächst seit Jahren stark. Entsprechend hoch ist auch die Nachfrage nach Funktionsstoffen aus recyceltem Material. Dyntex gehört zu den Vorreitern: Bereits im Jahr 2020 hat das Vorarlberger Unternehmen die weltweit ersten Funktionstextilien aus biosynthetischem Garn (Dyntex® Biological Origin) und biologisch abbaubarem Stoff (Dyntex® Biodegradable) auf den Markt gebracht.

(c) ChemSec, report Not Quite 100%
28.04.2022

ChemSec' Study: Consumer brands demand clarity on recycled plastics

A new interview study from NGO ChemSec shows that there is a gap between supply and demand when it comes to recycled materials, causing confusion and bottlenecks. Among other things, suppliers go out of their way using elaborate trade schemes to reach the coveted ”100% recycled” tag, which – it turns out – is not that important to consumer product brands. Far more crucial aspects, according to several major B2C companies, are:

  • Honest communication towards customers
  • Comprehensive information from suppliers
  • Clear standards for recycled material

These are some of the conclusions from NGO ChemSec’s survey and interview study with 26 highly well-known consumer product brands. All brands responded to a survey concerning their current plastic use, as well as their needs, expectations and challenges regarding using more recycled material, to enable the shift to a circular economy for plastics.

Ten of the brands then participated in in-depth interviews on the same topics:, Essity, H&M, IKEA, Inditex , Lego, Mars,  SC Johnson, Tarkett, Unilever and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

A new interview study from NGO ChemSec shows that there is a gap between supply and demand when it comes to recycled materials, causing confusion and bottlenecks. Among other things, suppliers go out of their way using elaborate trade schemes to reach the coveted ”100% recycled” tag, which – it turns out – is not that important to consumer product brands. Far more crucial aspects, according to several major B2C companies, are:

  • Honest communication towards customers
  • Comprehensive information from suppliers
  • Clear standards for recycled material

These are some of the conclusions from NGO ChemSec’s survey and interview study with 26 highly well-known consumer product brands. All brands responded to a survey concerning their current plastic use, as well as their needs, expectations and challenges regarding using more recycled material, to enable the shift to a circular economy for plastics.

Ten of the brands then participated in in-depth interviews on the same topics:, Essity, H&M, IKEA, Inditex , Lego, Mars,  SC Johnson, Tarkett, Unilever and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Is non-mechanical recycling the answer?
Only about ten percent of all discarded plastics is recycled today, which is of course not nearly enough to achieve a circular plastics economy. Despite ambitions and initiatives to reduce plastics use – replacing the materials with other, more sustainable ones – the “plastic tap” is not expected to be turned off anytime soon. Quite the opposite, which makes raising the recycling rates more important than ever.

Although commercially viable, traditional (mechanical) recycling is afflicted with severe flaws, such as legacy chemicals, quality and functionality issues, as well as the lack of clean and sorted waste streams. The brands cited quality and functionality issues as the main obstacles for using more recycled material in their products.

This opens up for non-mechanical recycling, sometimes referred to as chemical recycling, where the plastic is either dissolved or broken down into smaller building blocks. Harmful additives and other hazardous chemicals can be removed in the process, and a material comparable to virgin plastic can be achieved – at least in theory.

So far, however, non-mechanical recycling technologies are costly, energy-intensive, and often require the addition of a great deal of virgin plastic to work – the very material that needs to be phased out.

The chain of custody models needs to be detangled
Apart from these production issues, there is a wide range of chain of custody models surrounding non-mechanical recycling, including mass balance and book & claim, which enable trade of credits or certificates for recycled material.

This cuts the physical connection between input and output, making it possible for a supplier to sell a material as “100% recycled”, when the actual recycled content could be zero.

This is a major issue for the brands ChemSec has spoken to, who value honest and correct communication towards customers. It turns out, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, that being able to slap a “made from 100% recycled plastic” label on a product is not all that important to brands.

To the brands, a physical connection between input (the discarded plastic waste headed for recycling) and output (the product at least partially made from recycled plastics) is far more important.

A physical connection, along with correct and adequate information from suppliers, as well as clearer standards and guidelines than what is available today, is what brands require to increase the use of recycled material and move us closer to a circular economy for plastics.

More information:
ChemSec plastics Recycling
Source:

ChemSec

(c) adidas AG
15.04.2022

adidas and Juventus collaborate with Brazilian street artist for a more inclusive world

adidas and Juventus reveal the club’s 4th kit, designed in collaboration with Brazilian street artist, Eduardo Kobra. Together, the partners look to extend the borders of the sport and build connections with the realm of art to celebrate a more diverse and inclusive world.

Kobra, born and raised in São Paulo, is famed for his photorealistic street art murals which often challenge deep cultural and societal issues, and inspire and provoke thought with messages hidden within the art.

Kobra’s artistic expression and the values of Juventus draw many parallels, from being born in the streets to working as a platform for socialization that brings people together – both contributing to society, culture, and the new generations.

With adidas’s focus on creativity, telling real stories about real people, and the belief that sport has the power to change lives, the collaboration carries a powerful and unified message that helps bring to life the most authentic side of football.

adidas and Juventus reveal the club’s 4th kit, designed in collaboration with Brazilian street artist, Eduardo Kobra. Together, the partners look to extend the borders of the sport and build connections with the realm of art to celebrate a more diverse and inclusive world.

Kobra, born and raised in São Paulo, is famed for his photorealistic street art murals which often challenge deep cultural and societal issues, and inspire and provoke thought with messages hidden within the art.

Kobra’s artistic expression and the values of Juventus draw many parallels, from being born in the streets to working as a platform for socialization that brings people together – both contributing to society, culture, and the new generations.

With adidas’s focus on creativity, telling real stories about real people, and the belief that sport has the power to change lives, the collaboration carries a powerful and unified message that helps bring to life the most authentic side of football.

The jersey design is instantly recognisable as one of Kobra’s own, featuring his signature geometric style with the use of bright colours and bold lines, allowing the club’s diverse fanbase to express itself in a different way. The adidas and Juventus logos are embroidered into the fabric with the jersey finished by Kobra’s distinct signature as a back neck sign off.

“What we express and the way we do it speaks about who we are. We cannot be our best version if we don’t embrace diversity. Our differences are what makes us unique, which is why adidas and Juventus have been such perfect partners to work with on this special project. I hope it resonates with people as much as I enjoyed creating the artwork for it,” said Eduardo Kobra.

The new jersey is made with recycled materials, putting sustainability at the heart of the garment. It features the latest in adidas’ temperature regulation technology, AEROREADY – FEEL READY.

More information:
adidas Sportswear Recycling
Source:

adidas AG

(c) I:Collect GmbH
01.04.2022

I:CO baut Sammelnetzwerk für getragene Textilien in Modefilialen aus

I:CO sammelt aussortierte Textilien in den Filialen der dänischen Modemarke Selected Femme/ Homme. Durch diese Zusammenarbeit können Kunden künftig ihre getragene Kleidung in den Filialen des Modeunternehmens spenden und ihnen so ein zweites Leben geben. Durch die neue Initiative in Kooperation mit SOEX werden Kleidungsstücke aller Marken und in jedem Zustand in den Filialen angenommen – solange sie trocken und sauber sind. Die aussortierte Kleidung wird anschließend im Hauptwerk der Muttergesellschaft SOEX sortiert. Weiterhin tragbare Kleidung geht somit an neue Besitzer, nicht mehr tragbare Textilien werden recycelt. Als einer der führenden Anbieter von Lösungen für das Sammeln, Sortieren, Wiederverwenden und Recyceln ermöglicht SOEX der dänischen Modemarke so ihren Nachhaltigkeitsbestrebungen nachzugehen.

Neben der neugeschlossenen Geschäftspartnerschaft zwischen SOEX und Selected Femme/ Homme kooperiert SOEX bereits mit weiteren Modeunternehmen wie Mango und H&M, um diese bei der Altkleidersammlung in ihren Filialen zu unterstützten und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag, um Langlebigkeit und Kreislaufwirtschaft in der Branche zu fördern.

I:CO sammelt aussortierte Textilien in den Filialen der dänischen Modemarke Selected Femme/ Homme. Durch diese Zusammenarbeit können Kunden künftig ihre getragene Kleidung in den Filialen des Modeunternehmens spenden und ihnen so ein zweites Leben geben. Durch die neue Initiative in Kooperation mit SOEX werden Kleidungsstücke aller Marken und in jedem Zustand in den Filialen angenommen – solange sie trocken und sauber sind. Die aussortierte Kleidung wird anschließend im Hauptwerk der Muttergesellschaft SOEX sortiert. Weiterhin tragbare Kleidung geht somit an neue Besitzer, nicht mehr tragbare Textilien werden recycelt. Als einer der führenden Anbieter von Lösungen für das Sammeln, Sortieren, Wiederverwenden und Recyceln ermöglicht SOEX der dänischen Modemarke so ihren Nachhaltigkeitsbestrebungen nachzugehen.

Neben der neugeschlossenen Geschäftspartnerschaft zwischen SOEX und Selected Femme/ Homme kooperiert SOEX bereits mit weiteren Modeunternehmen wie Mango und H&M, um diese bei der Altkleidersammlung in ihren Filialen zu unterstützten und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag, um Langlebigkeit und Kreislaufwirtschaft in der Branche zu fördern.

Source:

SOEX

30.03.2022

ISKO™ signs Dutch Denim Deal

ISKO has signed the Dutch Denim Deal for circular denim. The Denim Deal, a public-private initiative, was launched by the Dutch government following the EU Green Deal and the Circular Action Plan and includes agreements to make the denim textile chain more circular. In the deal, more than 40 parties, such as Scotch & Soda, PVH and Soorty, are working together to improve post-consumer textiles in the denim industry and make fiber recycling the new norm. The signatories cover a wide range of manufacturing companies, brands and stores, collectors, sorters, cutters, and weavers.

The main objective is to collectively produce a total of 3 million jeans with (a minimum of 20%) post-consumer recycled cotton (PCR) by the end of 2023. In addition, all parties have agreed that they will work together towards the standard of at least 5% recycled textiles in all denim garments as quickly as possible. The Denim Deal is also an opportunity to set up a 'reverse supply chain' for recycled cotton and create a systemic change to close the denim cycle.

ISKO has signed the Dutch Denim Deal for circular denim. The Denim Deal, a public-private initiative, was launched by the Dutch government following the EU Green Deal and the Circular Action Plan and includes agreements to make the denim textile chain more circular. In the deal, more than 40 parties, such as Scotch & Soda, PVH and Soorty, are working together to improve post-consumer textiles in the denim industry and make fiber recycling the new norm. The signatories cover a wide range of manufacturing companies, brands and stores, collectors, sorters, cutters, and weavers.

The main objective is to collectively produce a total of 3 million jeans with (a minimum of 20%) post-consumer recycled cotton (PCR) by the end of 2023. In addition, all parties have agreed that they will work together towards the standard of at least 5% recycled textiles in all denim garments as quickly as possible. The Denim Deal is also an opportunity to set up a 'reverse supply chain' for recycled cotton and create a systemic change to close the denim cycle.

Although the denim industry still has a negative image due to its high carbon footprint, in recent years many good steps have been taken in the field of recycling. But these steps are on a small scale, limiting the overall impact.
"The Dutch Denim Deal fits perfectly into ISKO's circular strategy," says Marc Lensen, ISKO Head of Global Communication. "Our scale and knowledge of sustainable technological solutions will increase the overall impact and accelerate circularity in the denim chain.”

Source:

ISKO / Menabò Group

(c) Iluna Group
04.02.2022

Iluna Group attends Première Vision with its "Smart Lace System"

From athleisure to fashion, via underwear, from sarongs to bodysuits, through evening and bridal gowns, up to the world of denim and high fashion, Iluna's lace continues to expand its applications, confirming its versatility, performance and beauty. Trends run and pass quickly, but Iluna lace remains a certainty in all its forms, variations and colors. Since 2017 Iluna has been using only sustainable and certified ROICA™ stretch yarns from the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, while the percentage of sustainable references has risen from 3% in 2018 to 52% in 2021.
There are four main proposals presented by Iluna Group during Première Vision ( 8-10 February 2022) :

From athleisure to fashion, via underwear, from sarongs to bodysuits, through evening and bridal gowns, up to the world of denim and high fashion, Iluna's lace continues to expand its applications, confirming its versatility, performance and beauty. Trends run and pass quickly, but Iluna lace remains a certainty in all its forms, variations and colors. Since 2017 Iluna has been using only sustainable and certified ROICA™ stretch yarns from the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, while the percentage of sustainable references has risen from 3% in 2018 to 52% in 2021.
There are four main proposals presented by Iluna Group during Première Vision ( 8-10 February 2022) :

  • Flock in flounce or allover entirely made with recycled ingredients and equipped with endless printing possibilities, with 3D and multicolor effects that allow the inclusion in fashion, underwear and athleisure looks. All certified GRS (Global Recycled Standard).
  • Continued investment in both the Green Label and Bioline, two collections totally dedicated to innovative and responsible aesthetics. Both include lace made with the responsible 6.6 polyamide yarn Amni Soul Eco® and the degradable stretch fiber ROICA™ V550, combined with natural vegetable dyes with OEKO TEX and GOTS certifications.
  • The union of a chenille yarn blended with FSC-certified viscose and Renycle® yarn, a product obtained by recycling nylon 6, a high-value material with excellent strength, dyeing, softness and versatility, gives life to surprising new Textronic. The embossed designs with 3D effect create a cloud effect that, combined with Lurex, gives unexpected glows.
  • GRS-certified tulles printed with GREENDROP technology, the new GOTS-certified digital pigment printing system, with lower energy consumption and low water waste, thanks to an internal closed-circuit process for water recycling.
Source:

Iluna Group / C.L.A.S.S.

03.02.2022

Lenzing’s new prize for research projects on ethical and sustainable fashion

The Lenzing Group will present the Young Scientist Award for outstanding research in the field of fibers and textiles for the first time in 2022. The Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC Dornbirn) is an ideal platform for the recently launched research competition. Bachelor’s and master’s degree students will have the opportunity to submit their scientific work in the categories of fashion and the circular economy, textile recycling and the innovative use of biobased fibers to a jury of well-known industry experts.

The jury consists of Karla Magruder (Founder of Acceleration Circularity), Friedericke von Wedel-Parlow (Beneficial Design Institute Berlin) and Dieter Eichinger (Head of Standardization and Innovation, Secretary-General of BISFA). The winning project will receive a prize of EUR 5,000. The aim is to promote the students’ work and create a platform for networking with the textile and fiber industry.

The Lenzing Group will present the Young Scientist Award for outstanding research in the field of fibers and textiles for the first time in 2022. The Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC Dornbirn) is an ideal platform for the recently launched research competition. Bachelor’s and master’s degree students will have the opportunity to submit their scientific work in the categories of fashion and the circular economy, textile recycling and the innovative use of biobased fibers to a jury of well-known industry experts.

The jury consists of Karla Magruder (Founder of Acceleration Circularity), Friedericke von Wedel-Parlow (Beneficial Design Institute Berlin) and Dieter Eichinger (Head of Standardization and Innovation, Secretary-General of BISFA). The winning project will receive a prize of EUR 5,000. The aim is to promote the students’ work and create a platform for networking with the textile and fiber industry.

The Austrian Fibers Institute is the organizer of the 61st Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress on a not-for-profit basis. The event, due to take place from September 14 to 16, 2022, will offer an ideal setting for the presentation of the Young Scientist Award prize.

You can read more about the Young Scientist Award and the submission in the attached document.

(c) Iluna Group
31.01.2022

"Smart Lace System" of Iluna Group at Milano Unica

  • Based on high-tech finishing, responsible materials and certified partnerships
  • With multicolored flock, zero water printing, chenille and metallic effects, the company is at the forefront in establishing a responsible lace supply chain

Legend has it that a sailor brought his beloved a seaweed from distant seas as a gift. The woman, wanting to preserve its beauty, replicated the design and holes with needle and thread. And so lace was born. Since that moment, lace has lived within the walls of churches and castles, visited race tracks and catwalks, changing shape and color according to seasons and times.

Among the companies involved in writing a new chapter in the history of lace, Iluna Group definitely stands out. Founded in 1970 from an idea of its founder Luigi Annovazzi, over the years Iluna has responded to the challenges posed by the market in terms of technology and sustainability.

Since 2017 Iluna has been using only sustainable and certified ROICA™ stretch yarns from the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, while the percentage of sustainable references has risen from 3% in 2018 to 52% in 2021.

  • Based on high-tech finishing, responsible materials and certified partnerships
  • With multicolored flock, zero water printing, chenille and metallic effects, the company is at the forefront in establishing a responsible lace supply chain

Legend has it that a sailor brought his beloved a seaweed from distant seas as a gift. The woman, wanting to preserve its beauty, replicated the design and holes with needle and thread. And so lace was born. Since that moment, lace has lived within the walls of churches and castles, visited race tracks and catwalks, changing shape and color according to seasons and times.

Among the companies involved in writing a new chapter in the history of lace, Iluna Group definitely stands out. Founded in 1970 from an idea of its founder Luigi Annovazzi, over the years Iluna has responded to the challenges posed by the market in terms of technology and sustainability.

Since 2017 Iluna has been using only sustainable and certified ROICA™ stretch yarns from the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family, while the percentage of sustainable references has risen from 3% in 2018 to 52% in 2021.

There are four main proposals presented by Iluna Group during Milano Unica:

  • Flock in flounce or allover entirely made with recycled ingredients and equipped with endless printing possibilities, with 3D and multicolor effects that allow the inclusion in fashion, underwear and athleisure looks. All certified GRS (Global Recycled Standard).
     
  • Continued investment in both the Green Label and Bioline, two collections totally dedicated to innovative and responsible aesthetics. Both include lace made with the responsible 6.6 polyamide yarn Amni Soul Eco® and the degradable stretch fiber ROICA™ V550, combined with natural vegetable dyes with OEKO TEX and GOTS certifications.
     
  • The union of a chenille yarn blended with FSC-certified viscose and Renycle® yarn, a product obtained by recycling nylon 6, a high-value material with excellent strength, dyeing, softness and versatility, gives life to surprising new Textronic. The embossed designs with 3D effect create a cloud effect that, combined with Lurex, gives unexpected glows.
     
  • GRS-certified tulles printed with GREENDROP technology, the new GOTS-certified digital pigment printing system, with lower energy consumption and low water waste, thanks to an internal closed-circuit process for water recycling.
(c) Sitip
21.01.2022

Sitip presents COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics at Milano Unica

Sistema Moda Italia confirms its Innovation Area for the 34th edition of Milano Unica, an area which responds to the growing demand for innovation in products, processes and services able to give specific performances or made with innovative and sustainable systems. And right here we find Sitip’s technical fabrics for clothing, with the COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics collection, modern and comfortable, dedicated to contemporary urbanwear/sportswear style and which perfectly meets the new needs required by the market and by the final consumer: performance and design.

COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech is declined into urbanwear through the sartorial technical fabrics that the company has defined Techno Sartorial: a tailoring that combines flawless cuts with exceptional fabric performance.

Sistema Moda Italia confirms its Innovation Area for the 34th edition of Milano Unica, an area which responds to the growing demand for innovation in products, processes and services able to give specific performances or made with innovative and sustainable systems. And right here we find Sitip’s technical fabrics for clothing, with the COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech fabrics collection, modern and comfortable, dedicated to contemporary urbanwear/sportswear style and which perfectly meets the new needs required by the market and by the final consumer: performance and design.

COSMOPOLITAN Fashion-tech is declined into urbanwear through the sartorial technical fabrics that the company has defined Techno Sartorial: a tailoring that combines flawless cuts with exceptional fabric performance.

For the production of contemporary urbanwear, thought for the city, Sitip showcases the man’s suit made of jacket+trousers in warp-knit Cosmopolitan Citylife fabric: bi-stretch nylon with UV protection (UPF 50+), quick drying, easy care and skin comfort. Highly performing, breathable, comfortable, insulating and with an exceptional fit: incredible elegance and comfort that enhance the contemporary urbanwear style.

For women, Sitip presents COSMOPOLITAN Fashiontech fabrics dedicated to athleisure, with leggings made - for the summer version - in Cosmopolitan London, a bi-stretch circular knitted fabric, no seethrough, breathable, comfortable on the skin with UV protection (UPF 50+), with easy care and perfect shape retention, and - for the winter version - in Cosmopolitan Paris GZ, a circular knitted fabric raised on the reverse side, with the same properties as the previous one and thermoregulation characteristics.

The Instinct fabric is available in the recycled and raised version NATIVE INSTINCT GZ: a GRS certified thermal fabric made with pre-consumer recycled yarns, bi-stretch, breathable, resistant to pilling, easy care and high comfort, ideal for sporty knitwear and urbanwear part of the NATIVE SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES family, the Sitip fabric collection produced with GRS certified recycled yarns and low environmental impact chemicals with a lower consumption of natural resources , able to respect the environmental and social criteria extended to all the stages of the production chain, including the traceability of raw materials. Sitip also operates in line with international certifications such as OEKO-TEX®, BLUESIGN®, GRS and adheres to the ZDHC gateway, adding to these an ISO 14001 environmental management system, which certifies the company’s commitment to reducing pollution risks.

Source:

Sitip / Valeria Rastrelli

15.12.2021

FFW lanciert erste physische Shows und Präsentationen

Frankfurt plant den Laufsteg: Die Frankfurt Fashion Week wird trotz massiver Einschränkungen durch die Corona-Pandemie erstmals ausgewählte Veranstaltungen physisch durchführen – unter Berücksichtigung der aktuellen Hygiene- und Sicherheitsbestimmungen (2G+). Zu den Event-Highlights zählen auch physische Showcases und Installationen vor Ort. Vom 17. bis 21. Januar 2022 wird eine vielfältige Auswahl an Marken und Formaten ihre Kollektionen präsentieren, die auf den strategischen Säulen der Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung basieren.

Frankfurt plant den Laufsteg: Die Frankfurt Fashion Week wird trotz massiver Einschränkungen durch die Corona-Pandemie erstmals ausgewählte Veranstaltungen physisch durchführen – unter Berücksichtigung der aktuellen Hygiene- und Sicherheitsbestimmungen (2G+). Zu den Event-Highlights zählen auch physische Showcases und Installationen vor Ort. Vom 17. bis 21. Januar 2022 wird eine vielfältige Auswahl an Marken und Formaten ihre Kollektionen präsentieren, die auf den strategischen Säulen der Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung basieren.

Als globale Business-Plattform für Mode, Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation startet die NEONYT, mit einer Multi-Brand-Installation. Die NEONYT INSTALLATION präsentiert am 18. Januar, in der Off-Site Location Danzig am Platz im Frankfurter Ostend, einen kuratierten Mix aus nationalen und internationalen nachhaltigen Modemarken. Sie gilt als Synonym für den grundlegenden Transformationsprozess der Textil- und Modeindustrie. Daher werden die teilnehmenden Marken vier Schlüsselthemen aufzeigen: Während „Luft“ die CO2e-Emissionen widerspiegelt, konzentriert sich das zweite Thema auf Wasser und das dritte auf das Thema "Zirkularität", einschließlich Re- und Upcycling sowie Cradle2Cradle. Das vierte Thema basiert auf unseren sich ständig weiterentwickelnden „sozialen Themen“ entlang der textilen Wertschöpfungsketten – unter Einbeziehung der Themen (traditionelles) Handwerk, Fairtrade, soziale Projekte und deren soziale Auswirkungen.

Im Anschluss an die NEONYT INSTALLATION veranstaltet der Fashion Council Germany, zusammen mit der Frankfurt Fashion Week, am selben Tag die FRANKFURT STAGE mit einer gemeinsamen Modenschau. Die Show ist das Ergebnis eines Wettbewerbs, bei dem sich die Mitglieder des Fashion Council Germany für ein ganzes Showformat bewerben konnten, das die Marken des Gewinnerkonzepts vereint. Der Preis beinhaltet eine komplette Produktion, einschließlich der Kosten für Location, Aufbau, Technik, Models, Haare & Make-up und mehr. Die Konzepte werden von den Juroren Christiane Arp (Fashion Council Germany), Claudia Franz (Messe Frankfurt), Herbert Hofmann (Highsnobiety), Magdalena Schaffrin (studio MM04), Scott Lipinski (Fashion Council Germany) und W Springorum (Alhambra Berlin) nach ihrem Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit, Inklusion und Innovation bewertet.

Zu den Präsentationen sind ausschließlich Mitglieder des Fashion Council Germany sowie Gäste eingeladen, die nur über eine Einladung verfügen (Teilnahmebedingungen: 2G+).

Weitere deutsche und internationale Marken werden an der Frankfurt Fashion Week teilnehmen und ihre neuesten Kollektionen präsentieren. BALDESSARINI wird seine aktuelle Herrenkollektion präsentieren, die in Deutschland entworfen wurde, vom Lebensgefühl Hollywoods inspiriert ist und sich durch den internationalen Erfolg etabliert hat. BALDESSARINI wird ein außergewöhnliches Offsite-Show-Format in einem der renommiertesten und preisgekrönten Frankfurter Nacht- und Musikclubs, The Gibson, veranstalten. Unter dem Motto „L.A. Nights on Sunset Strips" wird die Modemarke zeitlose Luxusartikel präsentieren, die den aktuellen Zeitgeist mit traditioneller Handwerkskunst verbinden und höchsten Ansprüchen an Qualität, Passform und Innovation gerecht werden.

Die Frankfurt Fashion Week versteht sich als Initiatorin einer nachhaltigen Bewegung mit dem Ziel, die Fashionwelt zu verändern. Die teilnehmenden Marken werden ihre Visionen und Ambitionen widerspiegeln, um ein Zeichen des Umdenkens in der deutschen Modeindustrie zu setzen und die Modeindustrie als Impulsgeber für eine nachhaltigere, zukunftsorientierte Transformation ihres Geschäfts zu ermutigen.

Source:

Messe Frankfurt GmbH / KERN