The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing sustainable and innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, today announced the publication of its first annual Planet Agenda Update. Visitors to the company’s website may download the entire update or the abridged 2030 Goals and Commitments section.

The Planet Agenda Update is named for The LYCRA Company’s sustainability framework that was established in 2008. It has three pillars that touch every aspect of its business: corporate responsibility, product sustainability, and manufacturing excellence. The sustainability goals outlined in these documents are organized around these pillars, include 2030 targets (unless otherwise noted), and provide 2021 baseline performance.

“We believe in transparency and think it’s important to have a clear sustainability roadmap to guide our business into the future – a bold plan that fully supports our customers and stakeholders,” said Julien Born, chief executive officer of The LYCRA Company. “In support of this plan, we have signed the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Call-to-Action Commitment Letter, a testament to our company’s focus on lowering emissions and environmental impact. I’m proud of our teams’ work to advance our sustainability efforts and develop our 2030 goals as we work toward our 2050 net zero commitment.”

This update also outlines how the company’s sustainability goals align with five of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and reports on its progress made thus far in reaching its objectives.

“We have a long legacy as an industry leader known for investing in developing sustainable fibers and collaborating across the value chain,” said Jean Hegedus, sustainability director at The LYCRA Company. “As we created our 2030 goals, we researched our customers’ goals to ensure that our goals supported them, which inspired the update’s theme of ‘What moves you… is what moves us.'”

The LYCRA Company is an innovation-driven organization that began offering COOLMAX® EcoMade fiber in 2008 and has since extended its recycled product line to include fiber branded under LYCRA®, LYCRA® T400®, and THERMOLITE®. It also produces LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ brand fibers for stretch apparel that delivers lasting shape and fit. Extending garment life with durable fibers reduces the environmental impact of garments and helps keep them out of landfills. The company recently announced an agreement with Qore® LLC to use QIRA® for bio-derived LYCRA® fiber at scale.

“Our industry-leading research and development team is creating the next generation of sustainable offerings for apparel and personal care products right now. We can’t wait to share what’s next,” Born added.

LYCRA®, LYCRA® T400®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, and XTRA LIFE™ are trademarks of The LYCRA Company. Qore® LLC and QIRA® are trademarks of Qore® LLC.

Gleaming, the line of metalloplastic yarns, introduces Reflex, a range of coloured, reflective yarns for technical, safety and stretch uses.

In addition to uses in the worlds of fashion and furnishings, for fancy yarns, decoration and accessories, an important application for the Gleaming collection is in the sector of technical clothing with high-visibility features.

The new range of reflective yarns Reflex, used for the production of fabrics and tapes, able to reflect the light and ensure good visibility for people wearing them in low-light situations, is augmented by new colour shades in addition to the traditional greys.

The innovative reflective yarns in white, black, and light and dark multicolours offer new possibilities for:

The latest addition to the range, with important new functionality, is the Reflex stretch yarn, which, apart from in the sectors described above, also finds application in flat bed or circular knitting and sewing. Its particular composition makes it softer and more versatile in comparison to traditional reflectives.

The Gleaming line, composed of articles which are mostly available in stock service, represents a completion of the range of yarns produced by the Marchi & Fildi Group. The Gleaming yarns are available in various thicknesses, widths and types in both metallised and transparent versions, and iridescent, reflective and phosphorescent effects. The offer also includes articles with particular features of resistance to chemical and dyeing treatments.

Amongst the most recent innovations is the line of metalloplastic yarns in 100% polyester obtained from post-consumer recycling with GRS (Global Recycle Standard) certification.

The Marchi & Fildi Group
Marchi & Fildi Spa was established in 2007 from the fusion of the spinning companies Filatura Marchi and Fildi, in the ownership of the Marchi and Dissegna families.

Filidea is the younger company in the Group and was established in 2008. Marchi & Fildi Group’s offer for the fashion world includes yarns for both flat bed and circular knitting, weaving and hosiery. The distinctive element of the collection is represented by the focus on sustainability, starting with the selection of raw materials through to the Ecotec® brand, owned by Marchi & Fildi. The Filidea brand represents a selection of natural, sustainable and certified yarns for a high-prestige market sector. Filidea is also specialised in the production and development of technical yarns for protective and work clothing, for the automotive branch and for various industrial purposes.

The modern dyeing department and the pilot research and development plant enable the creation of new yarns for the collection, the collaboration with universities and research centres, and with various partners for the development of special projects. Now that the third generation of entrepreneurs have joined the company, Marchi & Fildi Spa is a group which is internationally known and which has a constant rate of growth.

Ecotec® is the patented production process developed by Marchi & Fildi to bring new yarns into being by means of the upcycling of pre- and post-consumer waste and post-consumer PET. The Ecotec® range ensures a reduction in environmental impact: up to 46.9% savings in terms of energy consumption, up to 46.6% reduction of CO2 and up to 61.6% reduction of water consumption along the entire supply chain.

Ranking 5th among the world’s largest yarn suppliers, Turkey increased its share in global yarn exports by 4.9% in 2021. In the first nine months of 2022, the yarn product group continued to rank first in Turkish textile and raw materials sector exports with an increase of 1.4%.

Yarn products, which make up a large part of the textile industry’s exports and are one of the important sub-sectors of the textile industry, are of great importance to revitalize both the world and Turkish economy. Global yarn exports, which have followed a fluctuating course in the last 10 years, increased by 41.5% in 2021 to 54.7 billion dollars, reaching an all-time high. China was the world’s largest yarn exporter with a 25.3% share of global yarn exports and exports of 13.8 billion dollars. Looking at global yarn imports, it was seen that imports increased by 40.3% compared to the previous year to 53.2 billion dollars and China ranked first in global yarn imports with a share of 15.2%.

Turkey Exports Yarn at All-Time High in 2021
Turkey’s yarn exports increased by 65.9% in 2021 to 2.7 billion dollars, reaching an all-time high. Turkey’s top yarn export destination was Italy with a share of 12.2%. Turkey’s yarn exports to Italy increased by 97.8% in 2021 and reached 328 million dollars. England ranked 2nd with a share of 8.6% and Portugal ranked 3rd with a share of 7.6% in Turkey’s yarn exports.

Turkey Exported Most Yarn from Synthetic-Synthetic Filament Fibers
When Turkey’s yarn exports were analyzed on the basis of sub-product groups, yarns from synthetic-synthetic filament fibers ranked first with a share of 36.3%. Turkey’s exports of yarns from synthetic-synthetic filament fibers increased by 55.6% in 2021 and were recorded at 979 million USD. Cotton yarn was the 2nd most exported yarn sub-product group with a share of 34.3%. Turkey’s cotton yarn exports increased by 90% in 2021 and were recorded at a value of 923 million dollars and realized as an all-time high. Turkey’s exports of yarns from synthetic-artificial non-staple fibers increased by 57.6% to 731 million dollars.

Turkey Buys the Most Yarn from China
Following a fluctuating course in recent years, global yarn imports increased by 40.3% in 2021 to 53.2 billion dollars, reaching an all-time high. China ranked first in global yarn imports with a share of 15.2%. China’s yarn imports increased by 36.3% to 8.1 billion dollars in 2021. Bangladesh ranked 2nd with a share of 7.3% in global yarn imports, while Turkey ranked 3rd with a share of 6.3% in global yarn imports, one step behind Bangladesh. Turkey’s yarn imports increased by 33% in 2021 and amounted to 3.4 billion dollars. The increase in yarn imports of the top ten countries in 2021 was remarkable. When Turkey’s yarn imports were analyzed by countries, China ranked first with a share of 25.1%. Turkey’s yarn imports from China increased by 40.4% in 2021 and reached 846 million dollars.

India ranked 2nd with a share of 15.9% and Uzbekistan ranked 3rd with a share of 12.8% in Turkey’s yarn imports. Turkey’s yarn imports from India increased by 40.6% to 535 million dollars in 2021, while yarn imports from Uzbekistan increased by 105.1% to 432 million dollars.

Turkey Exported About 2 Billion Dollars Worth of Yarn in the First 9 Months of 2022
Turkey exported approximately 2 billion dollars worth of yarn in the January-September period of 2022. In the same period, when yarn exports were analyzed on the basis of sub-product groups, it was observed that the most important sub-product group was yarns from synthetic-artificial filament fibers with an export value of 715 million dollars. The share of this product group in total yarn exports was 35.9%. Exports of the cotton yarn product group, which is the second largest sub-product group with a share of 32.6% in total yarn exports, decreased by 2.3% in the January-September period of 2022 and amounted to 649 million dollars. In the same period, the most important country in yarn exports was Italy, to which 261 million dollars worth of exports were realized, while yarn exports to Italy increased by 14.4% in this period. Other important countries in yarn exports were the USA, Portugal and Egypt. Exports to the European Union countries, where 49.2% of Turkey’s yarn exports were realized, increased by 0.5% to 979 million dollars.

International Fibres Group (IFG) has launched a new fibre research centre at its IFG Asota site in Linz, Austria.

The new site will house the first SF1000 pilot line – IFG’s latest semi-industrial melt spinning line which allows the company to constantly test and evaluate new and emerging polymer types which can be developed and engineered specifically to meet the bespoke environmental and performance challenges of customers. The aim is to find new and sustainable alternatives to traditional fossil-based products. The IFG R&D team is keen for existing and new customers to make contact and visit the centre. Approaches for collaborative research projects are welcomed, especially by those with sustainable alternatives to fossil-based polymers and additives to test and develop.

Key launch partners include Arkema, Mitsubishi Chemicals and Omya.

“The new fibre research centre sees itself as an international centre of competence for thermoplastic fibres,” said Simon Riepler, IFG’s R&D director. “The goal is to create a place where state of the art fibre R&D can happen. Together with our suppliers, customers and development partners we work on sustainable fibre solutions for the future, including biobased, biodegradable and recycled materials.”

A new lab testing service will provide testing for raw materials, denier testing, measurement of spin oil content, thermal shrinkage and UV testing, FTIR. DSC, and more.

The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the textile and apparel industry, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Qore® to enable the world’s first large-scale commercial production of bio-derived spandex using QIRA®, the next generation 1,4-butanediol (BDO), as one of its main ingredients. This will result in 70% of the LYCRA® fiber content being derived from annually renewable feedstock. This change could potentially reduce the carbon footprint of LYCRA® fiber by up to 44%* versus equivalent product made from fossil-based resources, while maintaining the same high-quality performance parameters of traditional LYCRA® fiber.

QIRA® will be produced at Cargill’s biotechnology campus and corn refining operation in Eddyville, Iowa. The facility, which is currently being built, will commence operations in 2024. The first renewable LYCRA® fiber made with QIRA® will be produced at The LYCRA Company’s Tuas, Singapore manufacturing site in 2024. The LYCRA Company is currently seeking commitments with brand and retail customers who are pursuing bio-derived solutions for their apparel.

“As part of our sustainability goals, we are committed to delivering products that support a more circular economy while helping our apparel and personal care customers reduce their footprint,” said Julien Born, CEO of The LYCRA Company. “We are especially pleased to collaborate with Qore®, a company that shares our vision for innovative, sustainable solutions. Their expertise in operating fermentation processes and understanding of the chemical value chains makes them the ideal partner to help develop a bio-derived LYCRA® fiber at commercial scale.”

“We are proud to partner with The LYCRA Company on bringing this sustainable material solution to the market. This collaboration demonstrates that QIRA® directly replaces conventional BDO and thus significantly improves the fiber’s sustainability profile,” said Jon Veldhouse, CEO of Qore®. “QIRA® is an innovative platform chemical that can be used in various applications across industries.”

The first generation of renewable LYCRA® fiber made with QIRA® will use feedstock from field corn grown by Iowa farmers and will enable a significant reduction in CO2 footprint. In addition to replacing a finite resource with an annually renewable one, another benefit for mills, brands and retailers is that there is no change in fiber performance, eliminating the need for any re-engineering of fabrics, patterns, or processes. Equivalent performance was demonstrated in 2014 when the world’s first bio-derived spandex was launched under the LYCRA® brand. The LYCRA Company has since been granted a patent for the process used to make renewable elastane from bio-derived BDO.

Regel fiber, a recycled acrylic fiber from Thai Acrylic Fiber Company (TAF) – Aditya Birla Group, in addition to being a GRS certified acrylic fiber, is now “Blue Mark APPROVED”. This confirms that Regel meets the Bluesign CRITERIA safety and environmental requirements, the latest milestone in its long journey to sustainability.

Regel is the second TAF product to receive bluesign APPROVED after the flagship gel-dyed acrylic fiber, Radianza. Regel was launched earlier this year by TAF, which was developed as a result of growing demand for sustainable fashion products from global consumers, brands and retailers.

Regel fiber, a recycled acrylic fiber from Thai Acrylic Fiber Company (TAF) – Aditya Birla Group, in addition to being a GRS certified acrylic fiber, is now “Blue Mark APPROVED”. This confirms that Regel meets the Bluesign CRITERIA safety and environmental requirements, the latest milestone in its long journey to sustainability.

Waste accumulation and management are one of the key challenges in the field of sustainable development, and thus recycling pre-consumer, post-consumer, and process waste to produce new products is one of the most preferred and widespread ways to reduce environmental impact. . Regel is a unique innovation as it is one of the first successful commercializations of acrylic fiber obtained by recycling waste. It is manufactured using an authentic and intimate chemical recycling process that is functionally equivalent to acrylic fiber, such as warmth, comfort and vibrant hues.

APPROVED bluesign items go through a rigorous certification process by Bluesign Technologies ag, the organization behind the certification, to ensure that these products are produced with minimal impact on people and the environment.

“We are very proud to have received the Bluesign APPROVED certificate for Regel fiber. Since Regel’s launch, we’ve received a lot of overwhelming feedback. This Bluesign APPROVED certification will further strengthen Regel’s credentials as a sustainable fiber and assure our customers that any fabric made from Regel is produced with responsibility for the environment and human safety. This certification is part of our broader sustainability strategy and we will continue our vision for a sustainable future,” said Thomas Varghese, Head of Textiles, Aditya Birla Group.

Now more than ever, there is an imperative and understanding for the need to protect and preserve the planet.

In October 2021, COP26 brought together many fashion brands and highlighted the need for sustainability within the industry.

The event resulted in a new version of the United Nations Environment Program’s fashion charter, which now includes 130 signatures from companies like Gap Inc.

Evolving attitudes regarding sustainability and changing priorities among brands, retailers and consumers are creating demand for greater sustainability and transparency, starting at the field and continuing throughout the entire supply chain. In fact, a letter published during COP26 highlights the need for collective action in sustainability. The letter focused on the need to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, readdressing supply chains, and a shift in attitude from profit driven to wellbeing of the planet.

With the increased scrutiny on sustainability, brands and retailers want to ensure what they buy is what they get, with raw material sourcing more important today than ever before.

The U.S. cotton industry’s existing commitment to leadership in more sustainable cotton growing practices has been clear over the past 35 years. It has made significant strides in reducing its environmental impact, decreasing water use, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy use while increasing soil carbon and land use. But the U.S. cotton industry knew there was still work to be done to ensure that it contributed to the protection and preservation of the planet.

Launched in 2020, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a farm level, science-based program that sets a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton. It brings verifiable goals and measurements to cotton production – driving improvements in land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency.

The Trust Protocol allows U.S. producers to showcase their sustainable practices and how they have been, and will continue to be, leaders in sustainability on a global scale.

The Trust Protocol measures, evidences and verifies sustainability credentials. 

”For sustainability to be meaningful we understand the textile supply chain must demonstrate continuous improvement…”

At the same time, the program was designed to meet the needs of brands and retailers in the fashion and textile industries, which are increasingly expected to show the sourcing data for their products.

“The Trust Protocol measures, evidences and verifies sustainability credentials,” said Dr. Gary Adams, president of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. “With the Trust Protocol we are providing access to more sustainability grown cotton for brands and retailers, and science-based, data led assurances that their consumers can have confidence in – something that has been lacking in the industry to date.”

Trust Protocol members have access to aggregate data based on self-assessment questionnaires of participating growers in key sustainability metrics.

This data-based approach, backed up by independent, third-party verification from Control Union Certifications North America, gives brands and retailers the critical assurances that the cotton fiber element of their supply chain is more sustainably grown.

However, the program does not stop there. Recognizing the growing importance of increased supply chain visibility to brand and retailer members, the Trust Protocol has selected to collaborate with TextileGenesis™ in order to be the world’s first sustainable cotton fiber to offer its members article level transparency across the supply chain.

Harnessing blockchain technology, the Protocol Consumption Management Solution (PCMS) begins at the gin where it records and verifies the movement of U.S. cotton throughout the supply chain and provides a transparency map, including the names and locations of Trust Protocol mill and manufacturer members that were involved every step along the way, into the finished products that are shipped to brands and retailers. Currently in pilot, the PCMS provides brands and retailers the assurance and visibility that U.S. cotton is included in their products.

Mills and manufacturers who join the Trust Protocol can also be identified as part of a fully transparent supply chain and selected by brands and retailers as they look to source U.S. cotton fiber.

“For sustainability to be meaningful, we understand that the textile supply chain must demonstrate continuous improvement and transparency throughout the entire process – building trust from field to fabric,”said Adams.

In its first year the Trust Protocol has welcomed more than 560 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since its launch in 2020. This includes J.Crew, Madewell, Levi Strauss & Co. and, Gap Inc. as well as global apparel manufacturer Gildan. The Trust Protocol has also welcomed UK retailers Tesco, Byford and Next Plc.

To learn more about the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol visit TrustUSCotton.org.

All of Sateri’s five viscose mills in China have undergone independent evaluation of their social and labour practices, having completed the Higg Facility Social and Labour Module (FSLM) audit and achieved a consistent high score of above 80%. A member of the RGE group of companies, Sateri is also one of the world’s first viscose producers to have completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) assessment, with the similar verified high score of over 80% for all its viscose mills. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The FSLM tool of the Higg Index holistically assesses working conditions of the mills, including fair wages and compensation, health & safety, respectful treatment of employees etc; while the FEM tool focuses more on environmental performance, including energy consumption, greenhouse gas missions, water use, chemical and waste management. Allen Zhang, President of Sateri, said, “In light of increasing scrutiny on working conditions in the textile industry, the FSLM tool enables us to identify gaps and opportunities to improve on social and labour practices. Our high score of over 80% is an affirmation of our ongoing efforts to uphold workers’ welfare and create a conducive work environment, especially during these difficult times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

About Sateri 

Sateri is the world’s largest producer of viscose fibre, a natural biodegradable raw material found in everyday items like textiles, wet wipes and other personal hygiene products. Our five mills in China collectively produce about 1.5 million tonnes of viscose fibre yearly.

Our range of high quality viscose products, branded EcoCosy®, is independently verified as safe, sustainable, and responsibly produced. We also produce textile yarn, spunlace non-woven fabric, Lyocell, and FINEX™, a recycled textile fibre.

Headquartered in Shanghai, we have a sales, marketing and customer service network covering Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Sateri is committed to the fundamental principles of sustainable development; our business practices are underpinned by strict adherence to our Sustainability Policy, Pulp Sourcing Policy and universally accepted environmental and social standards.

Pitti Filati: young talents of ITS TAM interpret the “waistcoat”, sustainable, gender fluid and seasonless iconic garment, using the yarns of Marchi & Fildi and Filidea collections 

During the 90th edition of Pitti Filati at the Marchi & Fildi and Filidea booths, original garments will be on show which have been developed by 2nd-year students of the course for Higher Technician for Design and Development of Knitwear Products at the ITS TAM (Higher Institute for Textiles, Clothing and Fashion) in Biella.

The project’s primary garment is the waistcoat, offering visitors to the booths garments capable of interpreting the yarns in a contemporary way and embodying the key values of the brands Marchi & Fildi, ECOTEC® and Filidea.

Rediscovered by fashion in recent collections, the waistcoat is a unisex, seasonless garment, and constitutes an “easy”, basic garment for all types of interpretation; a creative representation of the values of modern fashion research:

Sustainable – Gender exchange – Seasonless 

With the supervision of Fausto Caletti, the stylist that has been developing the yarns collection of Marchi & Fildi and Filidea, and the ITS TAM professors, students have created the waistcoats in knitwear using yarns from the Spring/Summer 2023 collections in the colours included in the overview cards. During their creative work, the students measured themselves not only in terms of the ideation of the finished garments, but also the total number of the steps for their execution within the framework of the project.

Every waistcoat on show will be numbered and identified with the name of the student who created it. Coming into the booth, it will be possible to admire all of them.

Filidea fashion yarns 

The Filidea Spring/Summer 2023 collection consolidates its position in the medium-high sector for knitwear yarns.

The essential elements for the brand identity are confirmed as being at the centre of its value offer: the choice of natural fibres and biodegradable blends, the attention to the performance of the yarns together with the sensibility of the fashion world and the environmental sustainability of the whole supply chain.

All the yarns of the collection are dyed in the internal dyeing mill of the Marchi & Fildi Group, which has a low environmental impact. The Study Life Cycle Assessment carried out in 2020 demonstrates an average of -48% water used for each kg of yarn dyed, -43% in the steam consumption and -57% of energy use, in comparison to a traditional plant.

The offer revolves around three families of cotton, linen and silk blends, confirming the references of the latest summer season, the presence of GOTS-certified cottons and the innovative blends such as the blend of silk and Bemberg™ Cupro, the GRS-certified regenerated cellulose.

Fine and extra-fine yarns prevail, as they are ideal for the knitwear that takes its style from sophistication and formal simplicity. The exception is Zoran, a cotton tape which is the perfect solution for creative structures and fancies.

The colour card maintains its elegant, classy orientation towards the seasonal colours of nature, with sandy, earthy tones, browns and warm flamed tones fading into beige and neutral hues. Stock availability for samples has been increased. Jacques, a compact cotton with a soft, caressing hand in two counts, fine and extra-fine, and characterised by an opaque look to transmit a stylishly natural atmosphere is to be found amongst the new items with which the Filidea offer has been enhanced. Albert proposes a refined summer blend of cotton and linen with a natural, light hand and uneven textures with the slight irregularities typical of linen. Also new is the combination of silk and cotton in Philippe, in a skilful balance of exquisiteness, lustre and natural feeling. The new yarns in the collection are distinguished by the choice of the most topical colours: trendy, saturated and intense tones which even go as far as fluo.

Marchi & Fildi fashion yarns 

The orientation towards yarns which are sustainable, certified and using circular economy processes takes on ever more importance in the collection.

ECOTEC® technology, which uses pre- and post-consumer waste products to create yarns of superior quality,characterises a number of proposals in the collection, for the most part with GRS certification. Alongside the bestsellers in cotton-based blends (Nilo, Victoria, Pegasus, Polaris) or Lenzing™ Ecovero™ viscose (Palatio), some novelties stand out for using linen as the main ingredient.

Acapulco (viscose, linen and acrylic fibres) and Lima (ECOTEC® cotton, linen and acrylic fibres) are both characterised by a naturally faded look and the elegant worn effect of the surface which enhances the rusticity of the linen. The combination of the different fibres makes it possible to create a light streaky effect for a delicately uneven colour. The hand is natural and pleasant and the colour palette continues with the refined sun-faded effects and light plant colours: yellowed whites which turn into soft beiges, straw and sage green, delicate tones inspired by the inside of shells.

Marchi & Fildi 

Marchi & Fildi S.p.a was established in 2007 through the fusion of the mills Filatura Marchi and Fildi, owned by the Marchi and Dissegna families. Filidea is the youngest company within the Group, and was set up in 2008.

The Marchi & Fildi Group proposal for the fashion world consists of linear or circular knitting, weaving and hosiery. The distinguishing element in the collections is the focus on sustainability, which starts with the selection of the raw materials and finishes with the ECOTEC® brand owned by Marchi & Fildi. The Filidea brand presents an assortment of natural, sustainable and certified yarns designed for the high-quality market sector.

Filidea is also specialised in the production and development of technical yarns intended for protective and work clothing, for the automotive industry and various industrial uses.

The modern dyeing department and the pilot research and development facility allow the Group to create new yarns for the collections, alongside the collaboration with universities and research centres and with various partners for the development of specialised projects.

Today, with the entry of the third generation of entrepreneurs, Marchi & Fildi S.p.a is a group of mills which is known internationally and which has a constant rate of growth.

ECOTEC® is the patented production process developed by Marchi & Fildi to create new yarns by upcycling the pre- and post-consumer cut-offs. The ECOTEC® range ensures a reduced environmental footprint: up to 46.9% savings in terms of energy consumption, up to 46.6% reduction in terms of CO2 and up to 61.6% reduction in terms of water consumption along the whole supply chain.