On July 11th and 12th, in conjunction with the salon Première Vision Preview New York, the inaugural Newlife™ Eco-innovation Libraryexhibited. On display was the best it has to offer where it was possible to admire and feel first-hand the most innovative glamorous and eco-responsible fabrics created using the Newlife™ yarns, in addition to the dresses brought to the spotlight by Livia Firth, producer and wife of Colin Firth, all of them starting from a plastic bottle and designed by Armani and Valentino.
Newlife™ was the protagonist, last February at the “Rethinking Fashion: Design Responsibility” convention organised by the Parsons New School of Design of New York.
Newlife™ is the product of an ambitious project developed by Filatura di Saluzzo (formerly Filature Miroglio). It is a unique, integrated and certified* system producing recycled polyester filament yarns sourced 100% from post-consumer bottles, processed into a polymer through a mechanical, not chemical, process and spun into yarn entirely in Italy, thanks to an exclusive horizontal partnership agreement.
The consolidated know-how of Filatura di Saluzzo combined with its ceaseless research for innovation and the integrated and patented process behind this 100% Made in Italy project, makes Newlife™ an incredibly flexible platform. This system produces yarns suitable for a vast variety of end uses and also high performance yarns with levels of quality equal to virgin polyester equivalents, all demonstrating the added benefit of considerable resource and cost savings for the environment.
Utilising the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method, the production of 1 kg of Newlife™ allows a reduction of energy consumption amounting to 60%, a decrease in CO2 emissions of 32% and a savings of water amounting to 94% compared to virgin polyester.
End uses include:
- technical clothing
- medical garments
- outdoor clothes
- accident prevention textiles
Newlife™ also offers a full branding and communication package for its partners. Newlife™, at the present is partner of C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy), an international platform that aims to promote eco-sustainable products.
*Newlife™ is currently certified by GRS (Global Recycle Standards by Textile Exchange), PSV Certification (Second Life Plastic) by IPPR (Recycled Plastic Promotion Institute), Oeko-tex® and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) study by ICEA (Institute for Ethic and Environmental Certification) Newlife™ production allows savings in consumption of energy resources and CO2 emissions compared to virgin polyester fibers production. Newlife™ is a registered trademark of Filatura di Saluzzo.