Betting on innovation while reinventing tradition are musts for the international textile market. Italian grown linen, ocean-friendly fibers and sustainable paddings are the newest developments to be launched soon.
On June 9, 2022, the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp-CELC will hold the 1st Linen Day Paris, to take place at 3 Mazarium, in Paris.
It will be a full day of immersion and stories celebrating the virtuous, innovative, and creative properties of European Linen. These multifaceted and inspiring properties can help make linen the fabric of tomorrow, as it is in line with the social and environmental values held by consumers today.
This day-long conference will involve all actors of the textile industry chain will launch a dialogue on this agro-creative fabric.
CELC will bring together over 300 leading players in the textile industry from the CSR, style, purchases, R&D, innovation, quality and marketing departments and will involve over 30 experts and important players to share their visions and specific experiences on this topic including speakers from Cotonificio Albini, LVMH Group and Loro Piana.
In order to discover more about this world, three linen fields grown in the local soil will also be on view at Hameau de la Reine, Domaine de Versailles, in coordination with the experienced gardeners of Versailles and a group of young farmers from Terre de Lin, a Normandy cooperative that is a leader in fiber production.
“Il Lino D’Italia” is born. The cultivation of this very precious and sustainable fiber is spreading all over the country - from Astino in Bergamo to San Secondo Parmense near Parma, through Prato.
Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale Società Benefit, an Italian company supporting the cultivation of hemp and linen, is bringing back its cultivation after 60 years it was no longer grown.
This company was founded in 1873 and belongs to the Marzotto Group. It is one of the oldest European companies, a symbol of Italian excellence and an international benchmark for spinning high-quality linen and hemp for the clothing and home furnishings sectors. Since 2022 it has been a Benefit Company, at the forefront of promoting the use of natural fibers such as linen and hemp also in non-textile sectors.
The “Lino d’Italia” brand will be officially presented during Filo, international yarn and fiber trade show that will take place in Milan in September, 14th and 15th.
Hyosung has increased its offer of sustainable fibers and will launch Ocean Protection Initiative, as part of its s/s 2023 collection, debuting at the upcoming edition of Interfiliere taking place in Paris on June, 18-20.
As part of the Ocean Protection Initiative, it will offer Mipan Regen Ocean, a GRS certified, 100% recycled nylon made from discarded fishing nets and other reclaimed nylon waste.
Also debuting will be Regen Ocean, a 100% recycled polyester fiber made from ocean plastic, which is Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) certified, according to a certification created by Zero Plastic Oceans meant to transparently certify that plastic waste is correctly collected and managed.
Furthering its sustainable offering, Hyosung will also present: Creora Highclo, an elastane fiber designed to overcome vulnerability to damage by chlorine; Creora Regen, GRS certified, 100% recycled elastan; Creora Bio-Based, elastane made with 30% renewable resources; Regen Askin, 100% recycled polyester cooling and UV protective fiber, and Mipan Regen Aqua-X, 100% recycled nylon cooling and UV protective fiber.
Thermore, Italian global insulation specialist, is launching Evodown, a new padding made of 100% recycled fibers from PET bottles.
A peculiar characteristic of Evodown is that it consists of millions of free fibers encapsulated by two containing outer layers. Consumers can enjoy the light-weight and silky touch of garments made with this material, as well as its unbeatable easy care. Moreover, Thermore Evodown delivers an ultra-soft hand blow-in fibers in a rolled form. This special hybrid technology allows boosting productivity and ease of manufacturing.