Portuguese circular knitter Tintex will present its latest naturally advanced collection, a new coloration technology and a brand-new collaborative business model at this week’s Performance Days exhibition.
The new B.Cork fabrics are made from a mix of new generation fibres that enhance free movement such as Refibra by Lenzing, Q-Nova by Fulgar and the unique GRS certified premium stretch Roica EF. The smartcel powered ID sub-collection is defined by striped structures that simulate flaws on initially smooth and perfected surfaces and provides soothing, anti-inflammatory effects thanks to the inclusion of zinc oxide.
The EGO selection comes in rich purples, calm lilacs and feminine yellows and features natural fibres such as organic wool. The Superego is available in unique styles and colours, achieved thanks to Colorzen and the Naturally Clean finishing process. Together, says Tintex, these collections enhance the natural beauty of cotton and cellulosics eliminating harsh treatments and optimizing clean surfaces with vivid colours, and an exquisitely smooth hand feel. Transformed materials such as Ecotec by Marchi&Fildi take the lead saving up to 77.9 percent in water usage compared with regular cottons.
The company’s new colour technology, which received the Sustainable Solution award in the May 2019 edition of Techtextil will also debut in Munich. Colorau was created with a Portuguese consortium to give life to responsibly colored fabrics with antimicrobial properties, using natural dyes extracted from different types of natural plants resources that do not use salt in the production process.
Colorau uses only compounds of natural origin such as thyme, boldo, peppermint, chestnut and gambier in the production of functional and sustainable textiles in a variety of fibres such as cotton, lyocell and wool. An eco-efficient and low temperature surface treatment improves the affinity between the textile substrate and these natural compounds while the technology also features a selection of “performing” extracts for appropriate colour fastness to light and washing as well as colour durability and antimicrobial functionality.
Tintex has also launched CO.LAB, a collaborative business model and supply chain concept developed in coordination and with the support of C.L.A.S.S. The first sustainable and PETA-Approved collections are 100 percent traceable without compromising on quality and style. As co-leader and founding actor, Tintex has invited Becri, Confetil and Pedrosa & Rodrigues, three leading garment manufacturers to take part in the process.
The new collections include:
- The Ecoperformer by Tintex with Confetil collection comprises modern soft sports garment with selected fabrics certified as PeTA Approved Vegan
- Legacy H20’ by Tintex with Becri is 100 percent traceable and focuses on responsible water-management
- Sensing Smarts’ by Tintex with Pedrosa & Rodrigues, a next-to-skin soft and sensual range of materials enhancing wellbeing and comfort while harnessing an innovative and responsible way of using chemical products