Portuguese circular knitter Tintex will have two of its latest fabrics included in the exclusive Jury’s Pick section of the “Water – Our Responsibility” forum, at the upcoming Performance Days exhibition. The company, which specialises in the production of sustainable jersey fabrics, has developed a smart rib fabric that offers a reduction in water usage throughout the production process from the cultivation of the raw materials through until fabric finishing. The fabric is a blend of 80 per cent Lenzing Modal with the remaining 20 per cent sourced from European-grown hemp, a fast-growing plant that requires very little water and no herbicides, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds. Both fibres are biodegradable.