Pitti Filati 82 - january 2018
Texts by Elena Moretti
RESPONSIBLE INNOVATIOBack to top
Nature, freedom, lightness, purity: all values to be rediscovered. The world is returning to respect for oneself which mainly begins with cherishing life. We live off whatever nature bestows upon us, focusing on yarns produced entirely using natural fibers. Natural fibers are the only zero impact renewable resource and drastically decrease the Carbon Footprint. From the encounter between warp and weft, the contemporary intertwining of the fruit of the unique and unrepeatable art of weaving. A journey consisting of important choices on which many yarn manufacturers embark in order to guarantee that their products are always increasingly natural, sustainable and responsible. Choices that are distinguished by social responsibility, that regard sustainability and the inclusion of the entire production chain. But also investment that focuses on a niche of eco-friendly precious fibers, the result of cutting edge research. At the center of this deliberation are yarns based on a sense of excellence, of no-waste and a culture of simplified processes. With actions of recovery and regeneration, as well as re-engineering. A focus on organic linen and cruelty-free silk. Light bouclés, new blends of linen and natural fibers, original mouliné effects, cottons and silk. The dyeing process also uses sustainable and certified dyes, whilst the processing aims to locate itself in plants powered by hydroelectric and solar energy. Intuitions based on a profound expertise combined with technological mastery.
SHINING A LIGHT ON EXCLUSIVE YARNSBack to top
ACTIVE LABBack to top
“Performing” is increasingly becoming an essential characteristic in the eyes of the modern consumer. The research carried out by companies is applied to a proposal of yarns with technical features that are able to offer wellbeing and service throughout the day. The protagonists, viscose, cotton and nylon for a precious, performing look, or wools blended with fibers with a strong tech imprinting (Tencel, carbon, siliconized nylon). Versatile, comfortable on the skin, total easy care, performance yarns tick all the right boxes in order to meet the “active”demands of an across-the-board public. The point of arrival is a work, leisure, sport and underwear wardrobe built using yarns with intrinsically natural characteristics, high levels of thermal insulation, maximum elasticity, absorbency, antibacterial and hypoallergenic functions, lightness and softness. Extreme research for the viscoses with crepe, dry and textured structures. Yarns that suggest technological jerseys with weightless volumes, sparse, barely covering, in perfect street style. The cotton has a jeans look and bleached colors. New multicolor printing techniques for a revisited metropolitan camouflage. The inter-seasonal yarns exhibit stretch structures and complex blends of cotton, cashmere, viscose, modal and linen. They stand out for their slimness, fluid drape, essential touch and sophisticated chiné colors. The attention to detail and extreme customization reflect the idea of a one-off garment. The gauges are very slender and almost intangible for the technological yarns, super-light for the extra-twisted viscoses and nylons, medium-thick for the ethnic sporty yarns. Cold colors assert themselves with a polychromatic dynamism softened by the neutrals revisited with metallic touches. Pastels assume chalky shades. Neutrals are colored to become slightly faded. Brights are luminous yet dense and saturated. Darks are opaque and colored for a more classic elegance.