Sunday, 14th february 2021 | Circular economy
Marco Arezio - Consulente materie plastiche - Fashion Embraces the Environment and Recycling

Productions of recycled yarns and towards zero-impact fashion

Fashion could not help but offer new aesthetic innovations and new fabrics for all women who have an innate inclination to the environment and nature. This is how garments made with eco-friendly yarns are born.

The first designers

Who had proposed fabrics from the processing of used fabrics had not been identified as precursors of the environmental movement in the fashion industry, but more as the expression of a whim of creators and artistic innovators.

In reality, these ideas had not turned into more in-depth research or even into elements that constitute fashion collections or industrial productions for garments of a more popular level.

Today, where all companies are aiming for zero impact, they have really and concretely designed a solution for the reuse of production waste suitable for the creation of new clothing.

For example, GoldenLady,a well-known underwear manufacturer, which has an industrial cycle ranging from yarn production to underwear packaging, aims for zero impact through new recycled and homemade yarns.

We are talking about polymers in PA 6 and 66, which come from the mechanical recycling of waste materials from the production of the company’s factories, which maintain characteristics quite similar to the virgin polymers normally used.

The idea of the company is not only that of self-consumption, but is also under study a project to sell on the market the production of recycled wire produced internally.

The company is also studying yarns that come from biomass, through the use of corn, beet, sugarcane and wheat plants, which would maintain the technical qualities of the thread needed to create the garments.

There are other entrepreneurial companies on the market that follow a totally natural path to create textile fibers, in particular a Start Up called Orange Fiber, through a university collaboration with the Polytechnic of Milan, have studied a fiber from the waste of the agricultural orange supply chain.

Considering that the citrus processing industry, in Italy alone, produces about 700,000 tons of by-product per year, creating considerable disposal costs, the company has therefore thought about how to use this raw material for the textile industry.

The principle of fabric production from the scraps of oranges takes advantage of the transformation of the skins into cellulose that can then be spun, and then produce bow or thread for the garments.

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