Premiere Vision has seen a raft of sustainable innovations launch this week

Premiere Vision has seen a raft of sustainable innovations launch this week

Premiere Vision Paris kicked off last week where the six major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry, including yarns, fabrics, leather, designs, accessories, and manufacturing came together at Paris-Nord Villepinte. Here we round up just some of the innovations that came out of the trade fair.

  • CO.LAB – An innovative brand-new collaborative business model. For the first time, leading textile manufacturers join forces to develop responsible and ready-to-wear collections with a high-tech sustainable imprint. "CO.LAB was created as a prompt answer, responding to the very end-users increasing demand for responsible and sustainable products," says Giusy Bettoni, founder of r Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy (CLASS). "We teamed up with TINTEX, the leading manufacturer of 'Naturally Advanced' jersey fabrics, and other leading garment manufacturers such as Becri, Confetil and Pedrosa & Rodrigues to create a multi-levelled set of skills ranging from fabric making to style development, production as well as marketing and communication." The three final collections focus on water-saving and naturally advanced soft-touch garments developed with the next generation of sustainable chemistry. The ranges have also obtained the influential and responsible PETA certification.
  • Iluna Group with Roica by Asahi Kasei joins the latest edition of Première Vision with the launch of an athleisure and sporty-chic capsule collection that fits the contemporary modern wardrobe; result of a qualified and totally traceable supply chain, from yarn up to garment, based on design, sustainability and performance. Also to launch was a Black Label range: new Ultralight multi-colour laces including Jacquardtronic, Textronic and Raschels – up to 12 colours with a 3D effect.
  • Tintex is introducing new levels of service to the market. First with the new Colorau Natural Dye commercial innovation, and secondly with the Tintex e-commerce service that connects creativity with easy, direct-to-designer product sourcing. The third innovation expands the company vision and influence into garment production with the Smart Wardrobe CO.LAB – a new supply chain cooperation working with three leading Portuguese makers.
  • Fabric manufacturer Italian Converter celebrates its 25th anniversary by presenting E.C.O. KOSMOS – a cross-collection, a brand new 'green line' range', shining a light on the company's responsible path. The acronym E.C.O. stands for Ecologic, Conversion, Optimisation. The line is entirely traceable, transparent, 100% made in Italy. The collection uses a balanced range of sustainable materials - from natural to eco high tech ones.
  • 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.
  • Greek yarn manufacturer Varvsaressos raises the sustainability bar with its new premium cotton yarn collection which is water-saving, GMO-free and 100% traceable. The company's Supreme Green Cotton matches the highest European and international standards. The collection meets the requirements for high-end garments, thanks to excellent uniformity, superior strength, contamination-free and long-staple eco-fibres.
  • Performance fabric and textile technology specialist Schoeller Textil has introduced a new collection of biodegradable textiles, comprised of Bluesign-approved fabrics with biodegradable polyester, as part of a joint venture with Taiwan's Formosa Taffeta Company (FTC). The new ProEarth collection was created to help offset the more than 16m tonnes of textile waste produced in the US alone each year, Schoeller says.
  • Waste2Wear, a Dutch textile company that makes fabrics out of recycled plastic bottles, is launching what it claims is the world's first collection of fabrics made from ocean plastics that will be fully traceable using blockchain technology. Waste2Wear is launching a beta version of its proprietary blockchain system embedded in its new collection of ocean plastic fabrics. This will allow the company to track recycled materials all the way back to their source. The blockchain documents and records the journey of plastic waste step-by-step to become a finished textile product.