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Sustainable Product Developments and Innovations, 2022

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  • 32 Pages
  • February 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
  • ID: 5546865
Environmental sustainability is of growing importance within the global fibre, textile and apparel industry, and pressures to improve their sustainability credentials have prompted several companies to develop innovative new products. This report provides information on the latest product developments in relation to environmental sustainability with a particular focus on: artificial leather; denim; fabrics; fibres and yarns; footwear; hosiery; membranes; new collections; thread; and treatments.

Furthermore, the report includes information and insight relating to the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: adidas, Allbirds, Bestseller, Carrington Textiles, Coloreel, Ecovative, Hēdoïne, HeiQ, Hyosung, ISKO, LanzaTech, Madeira, Maglificio Ripa, Marchi & Fildi, NextEvo, Nike, Nilit, norda, Pangaia, Polartec, PVH, RadiciGroup, Skechers, Tropicfeel, Vans, Ventile, W L Gore & Associates (Gore), Wrangler and Zara.

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  • Ecovative will collaborate with Bestseller and PVH in the development of products made using an artificial leather material

  • ISKO has developed a new denim fabric called R-Two 50+
  • Pangaia has developed two unisex denim apparel collections which are made using plant-based fabric
  • Wrangler has developed a collection called Infinited Blue which comprises denim garments made using Infinna fibre

  • Carrington Textiles has developed a number of environmentally sustainable alternatives to some of its popular performance fabrics for workwear
  • Maglificio Ripa and Nilit have developed a new collection of biodegradable fabrics
  • Ventile has developed an environmentally sustainable fabric called Ventile Eco 300

  • HeiQ has developed a high performance yarn which is made using fibres derived from carbon-neutral biopolymers
  • Marchi & Fildi has developed a range of metallic yarns which are made using 100% polyester derived from post-consumer waste
  • Plant-based fibre producer NextEvo has developed a fibre which is made using waste pineapple leaves
  • RadiciGroup has completed a research project to produce bio-based polyamide on a semi-industrial scale

  • adidas has collaborated with Allbirds in the development of a running shoe called Futurecraft.Footprint which has a low carbon footprint
  • Nike has developed an environmentally sustainable trainer called Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next Nature
  • norda has developed a running shoe called norda 001 which is made using bio-based Dyneema fibre
  • Skechers has developed a footwear collection called Our Planet Matters as a result of a partnership with The Nature Conservancy
  • Tropicfeel and Hyosung have collaborated in the development of a waterproof shoe which is made using environmentally sustainable materials
  • Vans has developed a collection of environmentally sustainable trainers called Eco Theory

  • Hedoïne has developed ladder resistant tights which are biodegradable

  • W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has developed a new membrane for its Gore-Tex branded products

  • Zara will collaborate with LanzaTech in the development of a capsule collection which will be made using materials derived from recycled carbon dioxide (CO2)

  • Coloreel has collaborated with Madeira in the development of an environmentally sustainable thread

  • Polartec has developed a plant-based anti-odour treatment that will replace the company’s existing metal-based anti-odour treatment

List of Figures
Figure 1: Ventile Eco 300 fabric
Figure 2: Fabric made using yarns from the Gleaming collection
Figure 3: Futurecraft.Footprint running shoe
Figure 4: The Geyser shoe
Figure 5: Vans Eco Theory collection



Companies Mentioned

  • adidas
  • Allbirds
  • Bestseller
  • Carrington Textiles
  • Coloreel
  • Ecovative
  • Hēdoïne
  • HeiQ
  • Hyosung
  • ISKO
  • LanzaTech
  • Madeira
  • Maglificio Ripa
  • Marchi & Fildi
  • NextEvo
  • Nike
  • Nilit
  • norda
  • Pangaia
  • Polartec
  • PVH
  • RadiciGroup
  • Skechers
  • Tropicfeel
  • Vans
  • Ventile
  • W L Gore & Associates (Gore)
  • Wrangler
  • Zara