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Innovations with Roica Eco-Smart on show at MarediModa

Iluna Group will present the beachwear collection shading the light on Green Label and on precious prints and flocks.

22nd October 2018

Knitting Industry
 |  Japan

Swimwear/​Beachwear, Collections, Colours/​Trends

Roica partners exhibiting at MarediModa, a leading trade fair for swimwear and lingerie that takes place from 6-8 November in Cannes, France, will present collections made with Roica Eco-Smart family.

The premium stretch fibre produced by Asahi Kasei meets a number of contemporary business needs and consumer desires for garments in the modern wardrobe, including fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear segments.

Asahi Kasei and the Roica Eco Smart family of responsible stretch innovation have a Cradle-to-Cradle Innovation Institute’s Gold Level material health certificate. This yarn is also a Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certificated yarn already, signifying at its end-of-life, it breaks down without releasing harmful materials.

The Cradle-to-Cradle Innovation Institute’s Gold Level material health certificate is awarded for product ingredients that have been evaluated throughout the supply chain for impacts on human and environmental health, building towards eliminating all toxic and unidentified chemicals for a safe continuous cycle.


Iluna Group will present the beachwear collection shading the light on Green Label and on precious prints and flocks. It offers sarongs with fringes and coordinated modern all-overs. Roica EF is mixed with Q-Nova by Fulgar, an environmentally sustainable nylon 6.6 fibre obtained exclusively from regenerated raw materials, for the most innovative articles that are GRS certified since September 2018.

Maglificio Ripa will present the Earth Collection, a range of intimates, beachwear and athleisure fabrics. It mixes Roica EF with Evo by Fulgar, a yarn made from castor oil, the GRS certified Q-Nova, and Sensil Ecocare by Nilit Fibers.

Penn Italia and Penn Textile Solutions will present Ecoinnovation, a range of products that are made of ca. 7 fabrics with recycled polyester and nylon and with Roica V550.

Natural Dye Collection by Tessitura Colombo with Roica EF. © Asahi Kasei

Piave Maitex will exhibit premium fabrics with unique effects made with Roica EF, Roica V550 and Roica Resistance family that is said to guarantee a good elasticity and perfect recovery.

Tessitura Colombo Antonio uses Roica EF to reach a new level of advancement, it says. Its Natural Dye Collection, entirely made of Eco-Lace, offers a colour palette of sophisticated shades created using natural dyestuff on all eco materials. Originally launched three-years ago as a sustainable product range, today it is a 100% recycled premium stretch range that is dyed in natural colours derived from plant origins.

Other highlights

The Confidence Division beachwear collection by 2020 Eusebio uses Roica Colour Perfect family for all its items. Stretch jersey, beach active coupled fabrics, stretch nets and tulle and the classic sponges for beachwear and clothing are characterised by neon solid colours, bicolour and multicolour stripes, and positive-negative jacquard effects.

MG2 Creation’s products are developed with the Roica Resistance family of yarns for “perfectly functional fit providing a customised technical chlorine resistant performance”.

Roica and Bemberg by Asahi Kasei have also announced the renewal of their partnership with Intima Media Group for the season 2019, in support of the Italian award Stelle dell’Intimo and Top 100 Meilleures Boutiques de France in France – exclusive contests, where the best multibrand independent stores are selected and awarded in different categories.

Further reading

New Earth collection from Maglificio Ripa

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