For its new S/S 2022 collection, ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei has concentrated all its key values into a Nature-driven and high-tech fabric collection that implement new generation values, respecting the environment and human being.
Versatility is at the core of the collection, providing a diversified range of technologies from circular knits to woven fabrics in different textures and finishing created to meet the different needs of the contemporary consumer who is looking for performance, durability, wellbeing together with responsible values. In this sense ECOSENSOR™ gathers many dimensions: sustainability, active climate control, exquisite touch, lightness, comfort and extreme performance that together co-habit the textiles. The commitment in building a totally sustainable offer is tangible and solid, as ECOSENSOR™ has set out to use only certified high-quality recycled materials in order to optimize and value at best the use of NEW resources for all its collection. Among the premium materials used we can find Bemberg™, the high-tech yarn born from the transformation of cotton linters through a full circular, transparent and entirely traceable process. It offers an amazing precious hand combined with optimal moisture management characteristics, and boasting biodegradability and GRS certification. And ROICA™ EF, the premium certifies sustainable recycled stretch yarn by Asahi Kasei made from pre-consumer recycled content. The holistic responsible approach goes beyond, as dyeing and finishing processes focus on environmental- friendly impact being certified by Oekotex Standard 100 and/or Bluesign®.
The innovative collection covers different applications: sportswear, urban wear, underwear and athleisure where the result is a high-tech, durable and stretch offer. Therefore, the collection suits perfectly 3 main categories:
– INNERWEAR: structures are simple, comfortable, and essential with lightweight base layers. Fabrics are certified GRS ingredients: recycled polyamides and polyesters are mostly combined with ROICA™ EF sustainable stretch yarn.
– SPORTWEAR: this range is perfect for the creation of lightweight, breathable and comfortable items for sportswear and athleisure. Fancy and dynamic structures, combining technical performance and stretch. We can find double-layer knits with 3D geometric pattern, where ingredients are recycled and certified GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified.
– OUTERWEAR: Featuring an elegant and functional slub fabrics, this category has been designed to offer a more classic and casual choice. Some article are 100% Bemberg™, creating pleasant soft and high-quality fabrics extremely to the skin.Lightness is an important component that goes with the hand and also becomes wellbeing.
Product transparency and traceability are becoming increasingly important, and here too the new collection of ECOSENSOR™ proves to be up to the task of meeting the needs of contemporary consumers. This includes full knowledge of the supply chain, corporate responsibility at all levels and a strategic commitment granted by influential certifications such as GRS – Global Recycled Standard, Bluesign® and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
A new force of nature committed in building a varied smart wardrobe for the contemporary consumer where the human, environmentally friendly and cutting-edge imprint meet this ultimate collection.
ECOSENSOR™ is partner of CLASS ecohub and will be available on CLASS SMART SHOP, the inspirational materials' bank and samples' e-shop, that includes a premium selection of the CLASS Material Hub's materials, for students, designers and brands willing to explore and test sustainable fabrics from one little sample up to 50 metres. The human, environmentally friendly and cutting-edge imprint of ECOSENSOR™ ultimate collection reflects a vision for a more responsible way of fabric manufacturing.
Source: Textile Focus