Roica, the premium stretch fibre brand of Japan's Asahi Kasei, has partnered with wool manufacturer Reda to launch a line of smart stretch fabrics they claim elevates premium merino wool to the highest level of sustainability.

Reda Flexo is interwoven with the Roica V550 stretch fibre. As part of the Roica Eco-Smart family, Roica V550 is Cradle-to-Cradle certified, and breaks down at its end-of-life without releasing any harmful materials.

"Reda Flexo represents an innovative and technologically advanced alternative, allowing [us] to widen business horizons, address made-to-measure, performance suits for both women and men, as well as contemporary solutions which are ideal for a younger target," Reda explains. "Reda Flexo is a Smart Stretch fabric able to cover different fashion market segments thanks to its technologically sustainable and high-performing nature."