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Innova Fabrics chooses Roica V550 for RF line

Company continues on its path towards a textile and fashion industry that respects the planet.

17th May 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan

Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear

Innova Fabrics, the Italian manufacturer of knitted fabrics for apparel, underwear and sports, has confirmed its choice of Roica by Asahi Kasei, the Japanese leader in premium stretch fibre, for its new responsible line RF (Residual Free).

Despite the deep-rooted history of the company's team in the world of textiles, Innova Fabrics is a reality that is not afraid to innovate with a focus on environmental sustainability, the company said in a statement. As a result of its push for local production and attention to third-party sustainability certifications (including OEKO-TEX Standard 100, one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances), Innova Fabricscontinues its promise of responsibility with an enrichment of its conscious proposals.

This season, Innova has increased its smart proposition by launching the RF (Residual Free) line, with the aim of reducing the impact of microplastics residues produced by the fashion industry. This is possible thanks to the combination of two responsible ingredients - Sensil Biocare by Nilit and RoicaV550 by Asahi Kasei. Sensil BioCare is the premium, sustainable nylon 6.6 fibre enriched with a special technology that helps reduce the persistence of textile waste in the ocean and landfills by acting during and after the product's life cycle. If microplastics in Sensil BioCare garments are released during washing, they will decompose much faster than conventional Nylon 6.6 fibres, reducing textile waste.

RoicaV550, part of the Roica Eco-Smart family, is the premium, sustainable stretch yarn that degrades without releasing harmful substances into the environment, according to the Hohenstein's environmental certification. RoicaV550 also carries the Gold Level Material Health certificate from the Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute, which evaluated the yarn's impact on human and environmental health.

The strong relationship established between Innova Fabrics and Roica by Asahi Kasei is a long-standing one. From the very beginning, the textile company chose Roica as its main reference for premium stretch, using Roica Colour Perfect in most of its fabrics. Having experienced the innovation of the Roica line dedicated to high-quality colour, Innova decided to opt for the Roica Eco-Smart line as part of the extension of its environmentally conscious line.

Thanks to the constant synergy with its premium partner in innovative and responsible stretch, Innova continues on its path towards a textile and fashion industry that respects the planet, without forgetting profit.

Roica by Asahi Kasei

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