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Sheer success with Oroblù Save the Oceans

Process for making Repetable reduces CO2 emissions.

6th April 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Bergamo, Italy

Hosiery/​Socks

RadiciGroup has collaborated with CSP International to produce the first Oroblù-branded tights made in Italy from recycled plastic bottles.

Oroblù Save the Oceans are black, 50-denier tights made of Repetable, a new RadiciGroup polyester yarn derived from post-consumer recycled PET bottles. The process for making Repetable reduces CO2 emissions as well as the consumption of water and energy.

After a careful study and evaluation of the material, Oroblù chose Repetable yarn for its unique properties and high technical performance characteristics, which fully meet the Save the Oceans project requirements. Repetable yarn uses no virgin material and is coloured by solution-dyeing, a method that saves water and electricity during production

“Our product strategy is increasingly focused on expanding the use of recovered raw materials without compromising the performance of the products we propose to our customers,” said Angelo Radici, president of RadiciGroup. “We have worked with Oroblù to bring to market beautiful, high-quality and eco-friendly tights – a product capable of meeting the needs and demands of even the most environmentally conscious customers.”

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