Ventile has launched an all-new fabric construction for the brand in the form of the 100 per cent recycled cotton, Ventile Eco 430 and Ventile Eco 420. The company, based in Switzerland, produces the most effective, natural, all-weather cotton textile, which is grown sustainably. It is the best choice for durability, reliability, and all-round performance.
Harnessing the heritage of constructing innovative fabrics, Ventile launched its first recycled cotton range in 2018 with the Ventile Eco Recycled 400, a higher-weight recycled fabric. Now, the experts behind the brand have expanded the range to include a higher-weight contrasting-weave 100 per cent recycled cotton fabric, the Eco Recycled 430 and Eco Recycled 420, which is markedly different from anything produced by the brand before, according to a media statement by the company.
The brand wanted to challenge what is possible with coarse recycled yarns. The result is this; a woven, textured fabric made from a contrasting weave and weft. It utilises strands that are pre-dyed before weaving and are five times heavier than those used in previous fabrications, a first for the range. Combining a coarse, heavier-weight recycled yarn with weaving techniques known as a Twill weave, and a Panama weave, gives the fabric its rigid properties as well as making it suitable for machine washing, Ventile said.
Unlike many recycled fabrics on the market, both the 420 and 430 are made from 100 per cent recycled cotton. The fabrics are sourced from pre-consumer off-cuts which are then stripped and re-purposed into the finished product. In addition, both the 420 and 430 have been tested to 300 mm pressure under a hydrostatic head test. With a weight of 420 grams and 430 grams respectively, the new fabrications are the heaviest weight fabrics to be available from Ventile and offer designers a great ecological option for shoes, bags, and mid-weight jackets, according to Ventile.
“When we go through the process of developing a new fabric, we are always guided by our heritage. The inspiration behind the 430 and 420 fabrics is the drive to innovate, just like the scientists that developed Ventile back in 1943. For these new products we wanted to add a different dimension to our Eco range and play with how we use colour and coarse yarns in our fabric and we are thrilled with the results,” Ventile marketing manager, Daniel Odermatt said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)