Since its launch six months ago, the Newlife eco-friendly line from yarn and filament manufacturer Filature Miroglio has been taken up by fabric producers including Boselli, Gruppo Cinque, Frizza, Serates and Tessitura Corti.

Newlife, which is entirely made from recycled post-consumer bottles sourced in Italy, includes POY, flat, textured, microfibre and hollow section yarns for a range of applications including fashion and sportswear.

Presenting the new yarn at the International exhibition of textile machinery show in Barcelona today (22 September) Filature Miroglio's business unit director Dr Stefano Cochis said: "Newlife is our bet for the future. Today, it is not possible to imagine a competitive textile industry that isn't innovative, sustainable and commercially viable." 

A number of brands have already adopted Newlife, including technical cycling wear producer Santini.