Neelablue, part of Neela By Sapphire Fibre group from Pakistan, has started using some new fibers for its newest denims. The new fibers are Viloft and Viseta. These two new sustainable developments can be perfectly blended with cotton and other raw materials and provide new soft touch and smooth fabric effects.
Both fibers are produced by Kelheim Fibres, a German fiber manufacturer founded in 1936 specialized in producing sustainable viscose fibers.
The Viloft fibers are already recognized in the market for their moisture management, breathability and durability characteristics. They are created from viscose, which is produced from extracting cellulose from wood and reshaping it into the final product. Therefore, it is biodegradable and not-harmful for the environment
Moreover, both fibers are extracted from FSC-approved wood, therefore they are Oeko-Tex certified and 100% biodegradable.
Neela has chosen these new fibers for its denims as they have enhanced breathability properties when compared with cotton. They can manage moisture and guarantee excellent hygiene levels due to their moisture regain capabilities that help retarding the growth of bacteria naturally. They also have superior softness properties. For instance, the flat fiber structure of Viloft offers high softness levels.
The use of these two fibers can offer additional advantages to both consumers and brands. Each fiber can be blended with cotton providing materials that have a smooth, softer than silk touch, exceptional moisture wicking management properties, and extreme flexibility providing denim products the end consumer can highly appreciate. Clothing brands can benefit by offering garments that follow reasonable manufacturing practices with renewable resources.