As the role of lingerie in fashion and athleisure continues to augment, the desire for garments that will meet a new set of values for contemporary consumer lifestyles continues to flourish. Roica, the pioneer of innovative stretch fibres, takes this year’s Interfilière visitors on an inspirational journey, aimed at encouraging weavers, designers and brands to “engineer” their portfolio of products in new and exciting ways.
For Interfilière Paris, which takes place in Paris this week, Roica tells the story of its five unique yarn families brought to life through a precious partnership system and exploring three key themes: heritage, innovation and lifestyle.
The journey starts with Roica Heritage an area located at the very heart of the stand. Roica shares the rich backstory of its yarns using examples from its coveted archive of yarn creations; vintage spools and bobbins are bound up with stories from the past, priceless process knowledge which Roica has used to propelled itself forward as the market leader.
The focus for this season’s presentation is the Roica Eco-Smart family which offers two new sustainable solutions. The first is Roica EF, a premium stretch fibre consisting of recycled content with GRS certification. The second is Roica V550, a sustainable premium stretch fibre, certified as being safe to the environment and humans by the Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold Level for Material Health product and ingredients for biological cycle. On top of this, Roica V550 proudly breaks down without releasing harmful substances as demonstrated by the Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certificate.
Also featured in this area are wellbeing innovations from Roica Feel Good family of yarns including the unique odour neutralizing Roica CF yarn and the Roica Colour Perfect range. Finishing off in this area are examples of premium innovations demonstrating durability and functionality seen in Roica Resistance family and the innovative shape solutions made possible by the Roica Contour family of yarns.
Roica Innovation Gallery
As part of the Roica Innovation Gallery, Roica takes visitors on a walk through its fabric partners’ latest technological developments and innovations all offering ‘better value with values’. The innovation gallery unveils a whole new wardrobe of possibilities. Development themes in the innovation gallery explore topics around wellbeing, tactility, comfortable wearability, advanced colour technology, lustre and performance.
Key partners of the area: Candiani, Eusebio, Iluna Group, Indesmalla, Innova Fabrics, Inplet Pletiva, Lanificio Europa, Lauma Fabrics/LE Textile, Maglificio Ripa, Penn Textile Solutions – Penn Italia, Piave Maitex, Seiren, Sitip, Sportswear Argentona, Taubert Textil, and Tessitura Colombo Antonio.
Shining within the novelty group is Again – a smart new and technically advanced line by Piave Maitex, balancing sustainable benefits with performance realised in a range of high-performing jerseys.
Continuing with Eusebio’s latest responsible developments, engineered using premium sustainable stretch Roica EF and Q-Nova by Fulgar, an environmentally sustainable nylon 6.6 fibre developed exclusively from regenerated raw materials.
Maglificio Ripa’s Earth Collection features a wide range of eco-friendly fabrics created for intimates, swim and athleisure. The 2020/21 collection is further enriched with a number of new items made from avant-garde eco-friendly yarns in combination with Roica Eco-Smart premium stretch.
Lastly, in the Lifestyle area, Roica sets the bar high, demonstrating a unique display of technologically advanced yarns and fabrics. For this show, Roica has worked closely with five trusted premium partner brands that bring these stories to life in a new and exciting way.
Cosabella produced by Collezioni: The brand sells in over 100 countries. Latest styles use a delicate floral lace by Tessitura Colombo Antonio made with Roica V550 belonging to the Roica Eco-Smart family for the more luxurious upscaled lines.
Livy selects Iluna Group’s contemporary graphic stretch lace with Roica EF for the precious Bellagio line that includes a soft triangle bralette, a padded bra, a brief and a body for optimal comfort.
Gizeta Calze, the owner of Sarah Borghi brand of luxury Italian fashion hosiery, tights, and socks, developed the first line made out of sustainable ingredients that launches at the Roica booth during Interfilière. The collection, developed in Italy by Almatex, blends together key smart fibres, such as Roica EF and Q-Nova, and Roica V550 with Amni Soul Eco.
Vitamin A, a Californian brand, produces beachwear that is made with the finest materials and finishes. Among the incorporated more sustainable high-performance fabrics shines a unique jacquard development by Maglificio Ripa with a 3D texture made with the GRS certified premium responsible stretch Roica EF and Q-Nova by Fulgar. Vitamin A is a member of 1% For The Planet and donates to environmental organisations that work to protect our oceans.
Wolford was one of the first brands to explore the real value of Roica. On top of last year’s award for being Cradle to Cradle Certified at Gold Level certification for the biological cycle, Wolford was also recognised for its technical cycle using Econyl yarn made by Aquafil (always blended with Roica V550).