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Fulgar's Q-NOVA fibre joins the Higg Index
Jun '17
Fulgar, a manufacturer of nylon and covered yarns for the man-made fibre sector, has announced the achievement of a new goal in its commitment to ever-increasing sustainability levels, as one of its key products, Q-NOVA nylon fibre, joining the Higg Index. The index uses credible scientific data to objectively measure a products’ environmental performance.

The company recently obtained a positive assessment its products and production process - analysed using the accredited scientific method LCA - Life Cycle Assessment. In this way Fulgar takes its place beside the most important fashion brands in encouraging the eco-sustainable success and development of the industry in the global textile-apparel market.

Developed by the SAC, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which includes many of the most illustrious names in the international garment industry, the idea behind the Higg index is to create a unique instrument available to all operators in the supply chain, enabling them to assess the environmental impact of a garment’s entire life cycle. It is a significant step forward towards transparency in the textile sector, and a powerful support for all companies in the value chain as it provides them with a method of comparing different materials so they can make knowledgeable, more sustainable choices.

The analysis, based on a wide array of parameters, was rigorously applied to Q-NOVA, Fulgar’s flagship product, a 6.6 eco-sustainable nylon fibre made exclusively from regenerated raw materials. This extremely ecological product fulfils precise traceability requirements, and aims to generate reductions in CO2 emissions and cut water use.

The Higg index is further proof of Fulgar’s commitment to green production and to supporting the values of its eco-friendly products, required for now by Q-NOVA but soon to be extended to other categories of Fulgar products.

Sustainability continues to be the driving force behind innovation at Fulgar. This is amply demonstrated by the number of international acknowledgements the company has gained, as well as its constant investment in R&D for materials and new process solutions, constructing new areas and ongoing technological enhancement of production machinery.

Fulgar’s marketing manager Alan Garosi said, “For us, the Higg Index is an extremely important objective on the international scene. We are experiencing a period of ‘greenwash’ where the line between truth and advertising is, unfortunately, not very clear. We believe strongly that the only solution for offering our clients genuine support and guidance is total transparency. We have always been open and honest about our company’s environmental results and we are pleased to be equally open about our products. All our current and potential clients now have one more instrument at their disposal, a high-profile global standard that will help them make increasingly aware choices of raw materials to create a truly sustainable product.” (GK)

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