Outstanding success for the Textile Evolution exhibition, with almost two thousand registered visitors during the thirteen days of the event, which for the first time hosted the best of Italian technical fabric production. Its aim was to highlight the relationship that exists in Italy’s textile industry between research, creativity in design, sustainability and technology.
Fulgar, an Italian company that is international leader in the production of man-man fabrics, played a starring role at the show with an exhibition area dedicated to the eco-sustainable creations resulting from collaborations with brands that are ambassadors of excellence.Visitors to Textile Evolution could admire outwerwear from urban-sportswear brand Sease, made in the innovative Sunrise fabric using bio-based EVO® by Fulgar yarn, sports garments by Cifra combining the use of EVO® with the exclusive patented WKS™ technology, the prestigious ecological lace by Iluna containing recycled Q-NOVA® fibre for lingerie and other applications, and items from the “The Sustainable Kit” collection by eco-designer Tiziano Guardini, made with Fulgar’s range of eco yarns and launched at the MFW2018.
Alongside the finished garments an exciting display presented a close-up experience of Fulgar’s eco-sustainable yarns - EVO®, a yarn made from castor oil, a totally-renewable plant not intended as a food resource, and Q-NOVA®, a fibre made exclusively from regenerated raw materials without the use of chemicals.
Textile Evolution also hosted the presentation of Luminescente, the innovative experimental technology developed by company’s R&D labs that enables the creation of garments and accessories that are also visible in the dark, a feature made possible by the use of natural minerals incorporated in a 6.6 polyamide yarn that can store light and fluoresce in conditions of total or partial darkness.
Fulgar also made a contribution to the “Textile Sustainability – the brands describe themselves” debate during the national convention on 23 November alongside the show, organised by AICTC (Italian Association of Textile and Dyeing Chemistry).
The contribution made by Alan Garosi, Marketing Manager Fulgar, entitled “BIOSYNTHETICS, a new generation of man-made fibres: from plant to nylon” examined the value of new eco-sustainable fibres like the versatile, innovative EVO® fibre, a bio-based product made from castor oil plants.
“For Fulgar sustainability is a key asset, together with quality, innovation and creativity”, saidAlan Garosi, Marketing Manager Fulgar. “About ten years ago we launched a green programme oriented towards the textiles of the future. The programme is constantly growing, and in 2019, too, it will involve working towards key objectives like obtaining appendix 6 of Oekotex standard 100 class I certification that bring our products in line with Greenpeace’s DETOX standards and renovating the spinning mill. This will enable us to try out new materials”.
Appendix 6 of Oekotex standard 100
Appendix 6 is an upgrade of Oekotex standard 100 certification awarded to companies with a commitment to “Detox” operations for the textile industry, and that respect legal limits on the use of substances like formaldehyde, heavy metals, pesticides, solvent residues and PFAs.
Appendix 6 enables companies to conform to the standards outlined by Greenpeace in theDetox campaign it launched in 2011. The aim of the campaign is to eliminate harmful chemical products in the fashion supply chain by 2020, increase product traceability and publicise the results of tests on wasting water.