BERGAMO, Italy — July 5, 2021 — The return of RadiciGroup Advanced Textile Solutions to the trade fair circuit after months of lockdown starts with Milano Unica taking place July 7-6 at the Fiera Milano Rho exhibitions district.
The group has decided to focus on fashion textiles–one of the sectors hit the hardest by the pandemic and to exhibit its portfolio of low environmental impact yarn. Without a doubt, the fashion textiles market has to place its stakes on sustainability to become a leading player in the revival and change under the banner of the circular economy.
The RadiciGroup stand is located in the Innovation Area of TexClubTec, the technical and performance textiles section of Sistema Moda Italia, and is showcasing all the Group’s most innovative and sustainable yarn solutions for the textiles world: from Renycle®, yarn made from recycled nylon 6, to Repetable®, polyester yarn originating from the recovery of PET bottles, and the Biofeel® range, including all the products from renewable sources (PET, PA and PLA).
“We are participating in Milano Unica because we want to show visitors and allow them to touch and feel that product sustainability, aesthetics, creativity and performance are characteristics that can coexist in fashion or sport garments,” stressed Marco De Silvestri, sales and marketing director of RadiciGroup Advanced Textile Solutions – Apparel & Technical. “We are upstream players in the supply chain with thorough knowledge of materials and we are ready to work together with fashion brands to research solutions for the future: beautiful, innovative and environmentally friendly”.
In the Innovation Area, a Bio-Materials Forum has been set up, where RadiciGroup will dress a female manikin in garments made using yarn from the Biofeel PET range.
Additionally, RadiciGroup is taking part in Milano Unica’s Tendenze and Sustainability Forum in the Sustainable Creative Samples section, where it is presenting 7 fabrics created with its innovative green yarn.
Renycle is a RadiciGroup product made of recycled nylon 6, a high-value material with excellent resistance, dyeability, softness and versatility. Through virtuous processes of recovery and recycling, nylon scraps are transformed into polymers and, subsequently, high-performance yarn, without the need for virgin material. Preliminary internal measurements have shown that, compared to yarn made of virgin nylon polymer, Renycle generates energy savings of more than 87 percent and water savings of 90 percent, while yielding the same quality performance. Furthermore, CO2 emissions are reduced by almost 90 percent.
Repetable is the Group’s new polyester yarn obtained from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles through a process that allows for achieving a reduction in CO2emissions (-45 percent) and lower consumption of water (-90 percent) and energy (-60 percent). Repetable comprises a wide range of versatile and sustainable high-performance polyester fibers, with a great selection of additives and colors for applications in a variety of sectors, such as apparel, automotive and furnishings.
Biofeel is the RadiciGroup range of bio-based yarn, originating primarily from renewable sources. The yarn offers sustainability and performance at the same time, due to the fact that it contains a natural material and also features the resistance, comfort and dyeability typical of yarn made of fossil-source materials.
“We have also joined the virtual marketplace e-Milano Unica Connect,” De Silvestri concluded. “Starting on 8 July, buyers, designers and operators in the sector can find our product offering and contacts online in order to evaluate custom projects to develop together embracing the concepts of sustainability and the circular economy. Indeed, we believe that, in the fashion industry, teamwork among firms is becoming more and more essential to enable transferring the added value of products made in Europe to the final customer.”
Posted July 5, 2021