Denim at its best: New technologies and Sustainability
Brazilian textile manufacturer, Vicunha, is telling us here about the newest technologies and trends for the spring/summer 2018 denim.
SHIRTINGS AND LIGHTWEIGHTS
With newly woven textures and visual effects, the Brazilian trend factory for denim is showing its shirting line for the spring/summer 2018 season. The lightweight fabrics are perfect for oversized shapes in shirts, dresses and other loose fitting styles.
The current trend for retro-modern patterns is reinterpreted in fabrics with patchwork effects in multi tones and textures with irregular slabs in the warp and weft that emphasize the characteristics of the fabrics. Texture is strongly present in the collection with fresh small dobby’s and herringbone.
As a contrast VICUNHA also offers a lightweight, papery finish, shirting, providing an excellent base for prints.
In the premium denim range the focus is on dual-core technology, high-performance denim with perfect recovery. These are in fresh summer blues, perfect for the new season. With a soft and luxurious hand-feel whilst competitively priced, these fabrics will satisfy even the most discerning customers.
The extended range of wide-width fabrics available in a number of vintage look denims offers cost-efficient and versatile options for suppliers. Wide-width fabrics provide higher yield per meter, this allows the manufacturer to offer more competitive prices to the buyer.
Sustainability is one of the most important pillars at VICUNHA and has been the focus of all the Brazilian denim producer’s activities for more than ten years now: all VICUNHA denims are distinguished by 100% BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton. The recycling processes are so efficient that there is no waste at the end of the production phase. VICUNHA is the largest individual consumer of BCI cotton in the world.
The fabric range also includes a series of styles made using three recycled PET bottles per meter, requiring around 80% less water to produce. Launched this season, the ECO RECYCLE range of fabrics incorporates waste yarn which is recycled back into the spinning process to create new yarn.
Available in in stretch and rigid variations it is surely the star of the new season. The key to success is in its uniformity and the consistency of the recycled yarn which is difficult to achieve.
The number of Eco styles is constantly increasing and VICUNHA is always developing new technologies, using every piece of BCI cotton and extensive recycling including new dyeing and finishing procedures. This is Eco power at its best!
The strong interest and high investments in the latest state-of-the-art technologies and newly developed machinery have paid off. With the new Dryarn technology, the denim specialist is bringing a high-performance denim with temperature-control effect onto the market. And it can be used both, in high-performance sports, as well as in all weather conditions. A really lightweight fabric that is not only comfortable to wear, but is also further blurring the boundaries between casual and sportswear.