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Carvico launches new range of eco-sustainable fabrics

Performance, innovation and eco-sustainability for swimwear and sportswear

12th June 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Carvico, Italy

Sports/​Activewear, Swimwear/​Beachwear

© Carvico.

© Carvico.

Leading Italian knitter Carvico has launched XLANCE, a whole range of eco-sustainable fabrics designed to promote re-use, recycling and respect for our environment. According to Carvico, the fabrics boast extraordinary performance in terms of resistance to chlorine, ensure perfect fit, exceptional comfort and a unique, contemporary and elegant ‘Made in Italy’ style, and they are bound to revolutionize the worlds of swimwear and sportswear.

XLANCE fabrics put together XLANCE unique, high-tech elastomeric fibre and a selection of exceptional and eco-sustainable yarns to meet the requirements of the market and the latest swimwear and sportswear trends, Carvico explains.

XLANCE fabrics are resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils and are also UV protective (UPF 50+).

“Moreover, they are eco-sustainable. Carvico has always operated in the view to safeguarding the environment promoting a more sustainable fashion.  XLANCE fabrics stem from a long and thorough research process for fully sustainable raw materials and production processes,” the company says.

“XLANCE elastomer is produced without the use of solvents and can be thermoset at lower temperatures compared to fabrics containing standard elastomers thus reducing CO2 emissions and saving relevant amounts of energy.”  

“XLANCE elastomer is here mixed with several eco-sustainable yarns: ECONYL (used in XLANCE ECO), a 100% regenerated nylon yarn from pre and post-consumer waste materials such as discarded fishing nets, carpet fluff and tulle, and a regenerated polyester yarn from PET bottles (used in XLANCE PLAY).”

“XLANCE fabrics ensure a perfect fit and maximum comfort and fit the body like a second skin adapting and shaping its curves and offering athletes support and maximum freedom of movement, Soft and pleasant to the touch, all these fabrics are suitable for printing (sublimation and digital). XLANCE ECO is also available in 15 amazing colours.”

Sport as a lifestyle, wellbeing as a state of mind

“XLANCE World by Carvico offers a selection of high-performance fabrics ideal for training and competition swimwear, which can satisfy the needs of every athlete without forgetting about an exclusive 100% made in Italy style and glamour,” the company adds.



·      XLANCE ECO mixes XLANCE elastomer and ECONYL a 100% regenerated nylon yarn from pre and post-consumer waste materials such as discarded fishing nets, carpet fluff and tulle

·      Two exceptional materials giving life to an ultra-soft fabric with a wonderful hand feel. XLANCE ECO boasts an extremely bright and silky sheen effect. High performance, elegant and glamorous, it is ideal for competition swimwear


·      80% PL REC – 20% XLANCE

·      XLANCE PLAY combines XLANCE elastomer and a regenerated polyester yarn from PET bottles

·      Comfortable and high performance, XLANCE PLAY is warmer and softer, extremely pleasant to the touch. XLANCE PLAY is the ideal fabric if you want to customize and personalize your garments

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