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Zero-Water knitted interlinings from Chargeurs

Created with a proprietary waterless dyeing process, collection offers nearly invisible structure for use under the lightest and sheerest fabrics.

15th November 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Paris

Knitted Outerwear

Chargeurs PCC, the world’s largest apparel interlinings manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Zero-Water Rainbow Collection of sustainable knitted interlinings. The collection of ultralight inner components is available in 15 colours, in addition to white, natural and off-white, all dyed through a proprietary waterless process that minimizes environmental impact.

The Zero-Water Rainbow Collection offers the lightest interlinings for couturiers and luxury brands that use the most luxurious and lightweight fabrics to create garments. Delicate and sheer items require silky, soft interlinings that provide flexible structure, durability and adhesion while remaining nearly invisible, so as not to detract from the colour of the outer fabric.

The collection is available in a wide range of sustainable colours to ensure designers’ creations drape perfectly and wear well, with no perceptible difference in the color of materials used to construct different layers of garments.

“We’ve leveraged our expertise to create a revolutionary dyeing process that uses absolutely no water as part of our commitment to sustainability through innovation,” said Gianluca Tanzi, CEO of Chargeurs Textile.

“The Zero-Water Rainbow Collection of sustainable interlinings offer the flexibility and improved adhesion the world’s top couturiers demand in a wide range of colours to match nearly any fabric.”

The traditional dyeing process is one of the most water-intensive and polluting parts of fashion production. According to the UN, the fashion industry produces 20% of all wastewater and textile dyeing is the second-largest source of water pollution globally. Most of this wastewater is returned untreated to the environment, where chemicals from dyes can harm human, animal and plant life.

To address this issue, Chargeurs PCC designed and engineered a proprietary waterless dyeing process that involves dyeing the adhesive material used in interlinings rather than the fabric itself. The Zero-Water Rainbow Collection is available in very small order quantities with fast delivery, eliminating overproduction and the need for fashion brands to purchase material than they actually need just to meet minimum order requirements.

The Zero-Water Rainbow Collection is manufactured at Chargeurs’ century-old, fully integrated Lainière de Picardie factory outside Paris, under the supervision of the company’s textiles and chemicals experts.

Chargeurs PCC provides end-to-end solutions for the world’s leading fashion apparel brands by designing and manufacturing interlining, a technical fabric used to help garments retain their shape and structure. Its parent company, Chargeurs, is based in France and employs more than 2,500 people across five continents to serve its clients in more than 90 countries.

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