Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Isko launches R-TWO sustainability programme at IMPACT

Isko launches R-TWO sustainability programme at IMPACT

22
Jan '20
Pic: ISKO
Pic: ISKO
Isko launched the R-TWO programme, which reduces the amount of raw materials by relying on a blend of reused cotton and recycled polyester, improving sourcing efficiency throughout the entire field-to fabric production, at the recently held IMPACT show in Paris. Isko, the leading ingredient brand on a global level, is the first denim producer in the world.

IMPACT, the eco-responsible fashion event, was dedicated to established and up-and-coming fashion professionals. The show brought together committed brands who strive to achieve positive results in environmentally responsible fashion and who endeavour to introduce the agenda and criteria to French and International retailers.

Isko continues to focus on reduction and efficient raw material sourcing with the recent introduction of the R-TWO programme. During the processing of raw cotton into yarn, for every 100 kilos of cotton approximately 10 per cent is lost. Isko collects it and prevents it from becoming waste, adding it back into the spinning process whilst obtaining cotton that is fully traced, documented and audited. This verification process has been invented by Isko in partnership with its yarn supplier Sanko, offering full clarity into the traceability of reused cotton from field to fabric. It is also certified with the Content Claim Standard, or CCS, of the Textile Exchange. Born out of the research and development department within Isko headquarters, continuous support towards new innovative fabric collections and patents are safeguarded and developed via a team of textile engineers while PhD lab researchers explore these seasonal fabric innovations, the company said in a media statement.

The R-TWO programme was developed to keep on delivering a futuristic and innovative sustainable approach, one where Isko rethinks its sourcing strategies and refuses to source more raw materials than what is actually needed. Improving, more than ever before, the environmental performance impact of yarn to fabric production, to do better for the planet and its people.

Producing recycled polyester uses less energy than making virgin polyester and lessens the dependence on petroleum as a raw material. Both factors reduce the production’s overall carbon footprint. Depending on the percentage of certified recycled polyester used, R-TWO fabric can either be Global Recycled Standard (GRS) or Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) certified.

Isko presented the innovative new R-TWO programme and the latest ISKO X MILES JOHNSON Capsule collection. R-TWO plays a major role in the Isko SS21 fabric collections and features throughout all Isko inspirational and forward-looking denim offer. It invites guests to discover its reuse, recycle, and reduce initiative thereby reinforcing the company’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

As part of the R-TWO programme, Isko also presented the ‘Light on the Land’, a visionary collection of 34 designs created by British designer, Miles Johnson in partnership with Isko. These pieces were crafted at the Creative Room in Italy, a place that specialises in the development, design and style research where new innovative ideas are made available to the market. ‘Light on the land’ uses low impact materials as well as responsible finishing techniques, including minimal washing, trims made of eco-metal, natural based buttons, and labels and embroidered rivets. The garments are built to last, which simply means that the more you wear these pieces, the more beautiful they become with age. The capsule collection for both men and women includes jackets and jeans and encompasses reused cotton combined with recycled polyester.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)


Must ReadView All

Pic: ADB

Textiles | On 28th Sep 2021

ADB approves $250-mn loan to support Bangladesh’s economic recovery

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $250-million policy-based...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 28th Sep 2021

US 2020-21 cotton exports highest in 15 years

Spurred by record global imports, US cotton exports in 2020-21 were...

Pic: The Microfibre Consortium

Textiles | On 28th Sep 2021

New pledge for zero impact from textile fibre fragmentation by 2030

The Microfibre Consortium executive director Sophie Mather has...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Next level is to inject new features:

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Switch was not 100% pandemic related

Florian Heubrandner, Lenzing AG

Florian Heubrandner
Lenzing AG

Sustainable and eco-friendly fibres remain in the minority

Shambhu Nath Jha,

Shambhu Nath Jha

Leading research and consulting firm Fact.MR recently launched a report on ...

Abdullah Mohammad Saad Hossain,

Abdullah Mohammad Saad Hossain

Saad Group is a leading vertically integrated textile group in Bangladesh. ...

Benedetta Terraneo,

Benedetta Terraneo

Miko Srl, a subsidiary of US-based Sage Automotive Interiors and a member...

Keith McMillen, Bebop Sensors

Keith McMillen
Bebop Sensors

Bebop Sensors' smart fabrics allows for a new level of interaction between ...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Abhishek Agarwal, Purple Style Labs

Abhishek Agarwal
Purple Style Labs

Late Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, is known for his...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

<b>Anjali Bhaskar</b> has an experience of 12 years in the fashion...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search