30/10/2019 – Sustainability in workwear — auf Deutsch lesen
Carrington launches “Balance” range at A+A 2019
Carrington Textiles is set to demonstrate its commitment to achieving sustainability in workwear with the launch of its Balance range.
All fabrics have been developed with a view to minimising the environmental impact in production, during use and at the end of live.
Tracable recycled fibres and processes such as vortex spinning are used to produce the “Balance” range. Cotton with a recycled content is labelled with a REMOkey label, which provides complete transparency with regard to the fibre origin, the processing stages and the exact recycled content of a textile. Above all, REMOkey includes a calculation of the ecological footprint and shows the quantities of water, energy and carbon dioxide saved by reusing cotton fibres.
Fibres and yarns for the benefit of the environment
The Balance line also includes fabrics made from recycled Repreve polyester fibres. Repreve (Unifi Inc., USA) uses post-consumer plastic bottles for fibre production, which would otherwise end up in landfills. The label is highly credible in the textile industry.
The Vortex spinning process also has remarkable ecological advantages, including good abrasion resistance, providing durability and high abrasion resistance which as a result reduces the number of potentially harmful microfibres released into the environment. Vortex yarns also have a lower consumption of auxiliaries in textile processes.
Ensure sustainability and function!
Managing Director, Neil Davey said: “At Carrington, we are making every effort to ensure we minimise our environmental footprint, be it on the factory-floor, in the recycling of our fabrics, or in the blend of fibres that we use. While keeping comfort, durability and fashion-forward fabrics at our core, it is crucial for companies like ourselves to harness innovation and produce a fabric that reaches the industry’s sustainable goals.”