Sustainability is what Vicunha Textile is known for. And in keeping with this, its Spring/Summer 2017 collection will be made of waste yarn that would be turned into new yarn. The company, based in Fortaleza, is the largest textile industry in Latin America with more than 40 years of experience. The South American mill is on way to introduce Eco Recycle, a range of fabrics that incorporate waste yarn which is recycled back into the spinning process to create new yarn.
The line, available in stretch and rigid variations, achieves a uniform and consistent look despite the challenges that recycled yarn can often present. ‘The number of eco styles is continuing to increase and Vichuna is reflecting this trend by continually further developing new technologies, using every piece of BCI cotton and using extensive recycling including new dyeing and finishing procedures. This is eco power at its best,’ the mill said in a statement. Other key innovations for S/S 17 will include lightweight shirting for looser fit silhouettes. Category trends call for irregular slobs in the warp, fabrics with patchwork effects and coated dobby and herringbone textures. Other fabrications have a paper-like finish ideal for prints.
The mill is also witnessing demand for wide widths to create vintage-inspired silhouettes. The surge in orders is likely to make costs more competitive. The mill is now focusing on Dryarn technology, a high-performance denim with temperature control effects. The technology is geared toward performance sports as well as casual sportswear