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C.L.A.S.S eco-style line attracts Premiere Vision visitors
Mar '14
Three hectic days at the world leading fabric exhibition in Paris revealed there was a real, avid and growing interest from in the ideas and products of responsible design on show at the C.L.A.S.S. Booth, thanks to the foresight and partnership with Premiere Vision who invited C.L.A.S.S. to exhibit on the main salon floor of Hall 5. It was a vibrant one-stop shop and a reference beacon for eco-innovations, with many visits from the press, brand, retailers and designers. 
Highlight innovation products from the wide-ranging C.L.A.S.S. eco textile library that garnered interest included:
-Fox Fibre new casual jersey and woven fabrics, made from colour-grown organic cottons, a soft and matt natural look with its own distinctive character and colour range.
-Organic Cotton & Tencel from Shinnigai Textile in Japan where all the colouration is made with a fully commercial range of botanical plant dyes from Cihon-Tec.
-Organic Worsted Wools from Zignone in Italy with the finest plain and mélange panama and flannel qualities for contemporary tailoring.
Newlife is created using a High Tech Conversion Model (HTCM) that transforms through a mechanical, non chemical, 100% traceable postconsumer plastic bottles into an unrivaled high tech quality polymer while generating considerable savings in water - 94%, energy consumption - 60% and carbon emissions -32% as per Life Cycle Assessment conducted by ICEA. 
-Abaca (hemp) and Pina (pineapple) fibre wovenwear and accessories products from the craftsmen of the Philippines. Patis Boutique.
-mYak luxury touch, naturally coloured fabrics and accessories produced in Italy, and made from responsibly sourced baby yak fibre from the nomadic farmers of Tibet.
-Green Fibers introduced a luxury regenerated fibre made exclusively from noble fibre waste materials collected in the Biella area.
Nuova F.lli Boretti, along with Lanificio Fiaschi Mario and Lanificio Stelloni, together have created a platform - a single system - where it is possible to source beautiful , contemporary fabrics made from regenerated wool. These fabrics are produced using scraps or off-cuts coming from clothing manufactures. A brand can also  give them these scraps and re-buy a new , beautiful  fabric, creating a sort of "circular economy all made in Italy .

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