"Roica Eco-Smart Family allows producers to become a responsible and proactive part of the innovation process by transforming our clothes and home textiles into environmentally-friendly designs. Because this is exactly what end consumers are looking for, for their home, their body and for the planet," said Shinichiro Haga, senior executive manager of Roica division.
The unmatched properties and outstanding stretch performances of the Roica Eco-Smart family are spun from the company's strong commitment as well as years of research and development. The new family comprises two responsible made yarns.
The Roica EF– GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified is made with 58 per cent of pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by Textile Exchange, one of the most known and recognised global players in the market.
The Roica V550 Indeed breaks down without releasing harmful substances under the testing environment according to Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification. Made and engineered by Asahi Kasei R&D team, and produced in Roica German plant only, 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.
On September 26, the Roica series will be protagonist as a virtuous collaboration and case history during 'Smart yarn: Spinning sustainable solutions for the fashion of tomorrow', a talk to be held by CLASS founder Giusy Bettoni and Andreas Roerich, director of product development & innovation at Wolford AG. The company has chosen Roica V550 in its ultimate Aurora collection. Since years Wolford strives to develop fully degradable items at their end of life. On top of last year achievement of the Cradle to Cradle Gold Level certification for its biological cycle, recently Wolford got it for the technical cycle by using the Econyl yarn made by Aquafil always in blend with Roica V550.
At Filo, Roica's partner Ghezzi will be a premium exhibitor. The Italian twisting and yarn specialist mill, renowned since 1949 as expert in pure silk throwster processing, now represents one of the leading European yarn manufacturers for twisted, stretch and fancy yarns made with synthetic, artificial and natural fibres. The company started using Roica more than ten years ago experiencing the Roica Colour Perfect family for perfect colour solutions and then moving to Roica EcoSmart responsible innovations. Today the company mixes Roica EF with premium smart fibres such as Bemberg by Asahi Kasei, FSC certified viscose, Tanboocel and GRS certified transformed polyamides and polyesters.
Roica - a company owned by global material corporation Asahi Kasei - is leader in smart innovation and combines ethic values, creativity and technology. (PC)
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