Here is the sequel of our fabric and fiber news round-up


Ten C
s crystal-clear innovation
For s/s 2022, Ten C is launching a new series of jackets made with Nylon Crinkle Rip-Stop (pictured above), a transparent and high-tear resistant material that can be thermosealed and can create cool visible contrasts for a military-inspired jacket.


How Dondup cares for the afterlife”
Dondup continues its path toward offering less impactful jeans. The brand has just offered its first jeans made with Coreva denim, the first stretch degradable fabric added with natural rubber.
Dondup jeans made with Coreva Denim by Candiani
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Dondup jeans made with Coreva Denim by Candiani
The fabric by Candiani Denim can be considered as eco compatible, as it is made with 96% organic cotton and 4% natural rubber, dyed with Indigo Juice and finished with Kitotex. The special edition is offered in two fabric variants and available in two bestselling models, George for men and Koons for women. As part of its attention for transparency and environmental impact, an NFC technology element positioned inside one of the back pockets completes the garment as it provides information for tracking all production phases of the piece.


Make your own wash
Tonello, a washing and treatment machines manufacturer, has developed Metro, a new software connected to its machines that can measure water, energy, steam and time consumption of treatment machines, batches and single garments. The system can calculate resources consumption for each finishing step and generates a report for each garment about consumption data and carbon footprint.

The technology specialist has also started a new collaboration with Wråd, a expert consultant in sustainable fashion projects. For the occasion, Tonello and Wråd collaborated on an exclusive capsule collection made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton pieces and dyed with Wake technology, an organic dyeing system that only uses plants and vegetable waste and no harmful chemical additives.
Tonello uses Wake technology, an organic dyeing system
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Tonello uses Wake technology, an organic dyeing system
Wake can be installed on any Tonello dyeing or washing machine to obtain unique and personalized effects. A selection of tops from this collaboration is also sold through Wråd’s website at prices ranging between €95 and €135.


Handpicked gets picky
For s/s 2022, Handpicked offers Eco, a jeans line using fabrics made with natural or recycled GOTS and OEKO-Tex certified materials, and it’s washed and treated without harmful chemical substances.
Handpicked's new Eco jeans
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Handpicked's new Eco jeans
Environmentally friendly accessories such as felt back labels, pocket linings made with recycled cotton and recycled paper hangtags added with wild flower seeds complete the line.


Graphene gets softer
Imbotex, an Italian specialist in the production of natural textile paddings, and Technow, a Swiss start-up company developing new graphene employs, have collaborated on a new product. They have created a graphene-based polyester fiber and made a special line of paddings out of it that adapts itself to the different needs of body-temperature, but it can also increase by 37% its CLO (Clothing Insulation Testing) level so that manufacturers can reduce the quantity of padding they use while keeping the same level of protection from cold.
Graphene padding by Imbotex
Photo: Imbotex
Graphene padding by Imbotex
In addition, all of these paddings are GRS (Global Recycled Standard) as they are made from post-consumer recycled polyester and a bio-based graphene obtained from corn production waste.


Going green
PG Denim has received the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification. It uses BCI and Organic Cotton Standards materials and offers fabrics made with more than 60% recycled materials.
PG Denim with GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification
Photo: PG Denim
PG Denim with GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification
It has also developed a dyeing process that reduces the use of chemicals by 40%, water by 50% and CO2 emissions by 60%.


Fresh feet need no silver
The specialist sock brand Nodor has teamed up with Parx Materials, an anti-microbial material specialist, to create a new range of anti-odor socks with protection that doesn’t wash out. Using a novel additive free of biocides and toxic substances, Nodor socks are designed to keep feet fresh, clean and odor-free, without the environmental damage typically associated with silver ions.
Nodor sock made with Parx Materials
Photo: Parx Materials
Nodor sock made with Parx Materials
Nodor socks use Saniconcentrate, a new additive developed by Parx Materials inspired by trace elements found in the human body. They are designed to balance one’s skin microbiome and protect from bacterial growth.

Oblìque Creations goes straight
Italian Made in Italy women’s brand Oblìque Creations has started taking a more sustainable direction by starting a collaboration with Millefili, a specialist from the Carpi Italian knitwear district.
For s/s 2021 the brand has launched two tops made with “Eco-Tulle by Millefili,” a special tulle made with Forest Stewardship Council–FSC certified viscose made from traceable responsibly managed forests and plantations.
Top by Oblìque Creations made with Eco-Tulle by Millefili
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Top by Oblìque Creations made with Eco-Tulle by Millefili
The brand cares for the environment also when it comes to its packaging as its hangers, hooks, envelopes and dress-coverings are made with regenerated polyethylene and buttons are made with biodegradable galalith.



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