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23rd October 2019, Munich

Tintex eco-performing innovations at Performance Days

Co.Lab collections are 100% traceable. © Tintex

Co.Lab collections are 100% traceable. © Tintex

Tintex, a leading jersey manufacturer, brings a new holistic and sustainable approach spun from the company’s DNA and woven in the mission to create Naturally Advanced fabrics. At the Performance Days exhibition in Munich next month, the company will present its new WEME statement collection for Autumn/Winter 20-21 season, which goes beyond intellectual and spiritual individual needs to embrace a communal vision blurring we and me, conscious and unconscious, responsible innovation and creativity.

Developed around the concept sub-collections ID, Supergeo and Ego, the range comes in electric and active tones and combines smart ingredients and processes to drive innovation by harnessing the company’s unique dyeing and finishing expertise.

New fabrics

The new fabrics are made from a mix of new generation fibres that enhance free movement, such as Refibra by Lenzing, Q-Nova by Fulgar and the unique GRS certified premium stretch Roica EF. The smartcel powered ID sub-collection is defined by striped structures that simulate flaws on initially smooth and perfected surfaces and provides soothing, anti-inflammatory effects thanks to the inclusion of zinc oxide, provides soothing, anti-inflammatory effects.

The Ego selection comes in rich purples, calm lilacs and feminine yellows and features natural fibres such as organic wool. The Superego is available in unique styles and colours, achieved thanks to Colorzen and the Naturally Clean finishing.

Co.Lab collections are sustainable and PETA-approved. © Tintex

Co.Lab collections are sustainable and PETA-approved. © Tintex

“Together these enhance the natural beauty of cotton and cellulosics eliminating harsh treatments and optimizing clean surfaces with vivid colours, and an exquisitely smooth hand feel. Transformed materials take such as Ecotec by Marchi&Fildi take the lead saving up to 77.9% in water compared with regular cottons,” the company reports.

Colorau debut in Munich

Tintex colour technology, which received the Sustainable Solution award in the May 2019 edition of Techtextil, debuts in Munich. Colorau was created with a Portuguese consortium constituted by premium realities and gives life to responsibly coloured fabrics with antimicrobial properties, using natural dyes extracted from different types of natural plants resources that do not use salt in the production.

Tintex has invited Becri, Confetil, and Pedrosa & Rodrigues to produce specialised garment styles. © Tintex

Tintex has invited Becri, Confetil, and Pedrosa & Rodrigues to produce specialised garment styles. © Tintex

Colorau uses only compounds of natural origin such as thyme, boldo, peppermint, chestnut and gambier in the production of functional and sustainable textiles in a variety of fibres such as cotton, lyocell and wool. An eco-efficient and low temperature surface treatment improves the affinity between the textile substrate and these natural compounds. The technology features a selection of “performing” extracts for appropriate colour fastness to light and washing as well as colour durability and antimicrobial functionality.

Smart and collaborative business model

“Tintex is proud to announce Co.Lab, a smart and collaborative business model and a totally new supply chain developed in coordination and with the support of C.L.A.S.S,” the company continues. “The first sustainable and PETA-approved collections are 100% traceable without compromising on quality and style. As co-leader and founding actor, Tintex has invited Becri, Confetil, and Pedrosa & Rodrigues, three leading companies, each producing specialised garment styles. The new collections are:

  • The Ecoperformer by Tintex with Confetil collection meets the values of millennials and generation Z consumers. Sustainable, multitasking, gender neutral and designed to fit contemporary urban lifestyle. The collection comprises modern soft sports garment with fully transparent innovation values.
  • Legacy H20 by Tintex with Becri is 100% traceable and focuses on responsible water-management.
  • Sensing Smarts by Tintex with Pedrosa & Rodrigues, a next-to-skin soft and sensual range of materials enhancing wellbeing and comfort while harnessing an innovative and responsible way of using chemical products for a greener and safest future.


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