Could nature and the future go hand in hand? At a time when environmental concerns are becoming increasingly pressing, natural phenomena – and more precisely the Northern Lights – are proving a source of inspiration for textile designers in the creation of technical clothing with accents that are more retro-futuristic than ever.
While the concept of ethical fashion is making headway, the focus is on The Colors of Nature, a small family business in southern India that specialises in natural and eco-responsible dyes.
Lace knit from eco-responsible yarn? This is the environmentally friendly innovation achieved by Noyon Dentelle with Qnova, a new fibre from Fulgar. An introduction.
A new textile material that can blend in with the colour of its environment? This is the technical innovation achieved by Russian company Rostec which, could one day be transposed to the ready-to-wear industry.
A beach towel that is lightweight, water-repellent, sandproof and above all made from recycled plastic bottles? This is the technological feat achieved by Wayne Goodwin, an Australian teacher who specialises in environmental science.
NUREL, the synthetic fibers’ giant, has introduced an innovative nylon microfiber that promises to control skin’s orange peel appearance. Its name? Novarel Slim! Named by the microencapsulation technology used, Novarel Slim incorporates a cosmetic aid that controls women’s worst enemy: cellulite.
Twin Brothers and adventure athletes Nick and Steve Tidball are behind Vollebak, one of the most innovative apparel companies in the world. They use science and technology to create breakthrough sport clothing concepts. The Graphene Jacket is their latest experiment and they invite forward-thinking customers to buy it, test it and give them feedback.
CORDURA® Brand and Cone Denim® joined forces in order to create CORDURA® S GENE® Denim, an innovative denim collection of exceptional performance which was presented at Outdoor Retail Summer Market in Denver.
Now patented on a European scale, Brugnoli’s Br4 technology marks a double turning point in the textile industry, offering not only new eco-friendly fabrics but also more environmentally friendly production techniques. A revolution.
When it comes to sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics, SINGTEX can be recognised as one of the pioneers in the field. Being one of the most important players in Taiwan’s textile industry, the company invests in extensive R&D in order to offer sustainable functional fabrics for outdoor clothing with the smallest possible environmental impact.