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Promoting collaborations for textiles of the future

Fulgar will participate in the Fabbrica del Vapore space in Milan for the Exhibition Textile Evolution - Made in Italy 4.0 this month.

16th November 2018

Knitting Industry
 |  Milan

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear, Collections

Fulgar, a leading Italian yarn producer, will participate in the Fabbrica del Vapore space in Milan for the Exhibition Textile Evolution - Made in Italy 4.0, which takes place this month. The purpose of the show is to promote the relationship between research, design creativity, sustainability and technology in the Italian textiles sector, highlighting the importance of the synergy.

“The area dedicated to Fulgar shows the inspiration high-tech textile innovations provide for the new frontiers of an increasingly functional, eco-sustainable fashion offer, featuring creations resulting from collaborations with prestigious brands, like garments by the urban and sportswear brand Sease with Evo and garments made by Cifra with Evo and the exclusive patented WKS technology,” the company reports.

Cifra’s warp knitting seamless (WKS) technology allows the creation of garments, which have no uncomfortable seams where the garment comes in contact with the skin – both on upper body and legs. It also allows a high reduction of waste, compared to the tradition production of cut-and-sew garments. The combination with the bio-based yarn Evo by Fulgar is said to enhance its value in terms of sustainability, making it possible to produce high-performance, green and fully traceable garments.

Fulgar’s Marketing Manager Alan Garosi will present on the topic of Biosynthetics, a new generation of man-made fibres – from plant to nylon, with a focus on Evo. His talk forms part of the national conference Textile Sustainability - the brands describe themselves organised by AICTC (the Italian Association of Textile and Colour Chemistry) taking place on 23 November at the Textile Evolution Exhibition.

An innovative bio-based yarn developed after years of research and study of the highest engineering standards, Evo by Fulgar is made from castor oil – a ‘not for food’ plant that grows spontaneously, Fulgar explains. It is a renewable resource that does not require high amounts of water and does not use up arable land that can be used for food uses.

According to the manufacturer, suitable for any textile application and ideal for the sportswear, Evo by Fulgar is ultra-light, super stretch and extremely breathable, dries quickly and does not need ironing, has thermal properties and natural bacteriostatic. This whole range of distinctive values and benefits aims to ensure maximum comfort and performance, while retaining an intense eco-awareness.

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