Smart yarns stretch toward a more sustainable future

Next summer, whether you plan to sun-bathe by the pool, swim in the ocean, or jog along palm-trees boulevards, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it sustainably, starting from what you wear.

ROICA Eco-Smart™ family is the multi-certified collection of premium stretch fiber ROICA™. You can find it at MarediModa, the international fair dedicated to fabrics and accessories for the beachwear, underwear and ‘athleisure’ sectors.

“Our ROICA™ provides outstanding stretch performances for high-competition sportswear; its power control and durable resistance adds quality to swimwear while its high-tech imprint empowers underwear and lingerie. Our ROICA Eco-Smart™ family has been engineered to protect both the skin and the environment. Because sustainability must be a commitment all year round”, says Shinichiro Haga, Senior Executive Manager of ROICA™ Division, a company owned by global material innovator Asahi Kasei.

The new collection comprises two responsibly made yarns. Made with 58% of pre-consumer recycled content, the ROICA™ EF comes with the Global Recycled Standard - GRS - certification by the influential Textile Exchange, one of the most known and recognized global players in the market.

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As proved by Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification, the ROICA™ V550 was engineered to smartly breaks down without releasing harmful substances in the testing environment at its end-of-life. The yarn offers additional and relevant circular economy advantages linked to material health as proved by a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for a safe and biological end of life cycle.

Thanks to such responsible properties, ROICA Eco-Smart™ family allows producers to become an integrant and proactive part of the innovation process without renouncing to high-performative features.

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