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Roica debuts premium stretch innovations at Filo

The Roica Eco Smart family is now doubling its commitment to smart sustainability.

26th September 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tokyo

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Roica, a premium stretch fibre with a range of smart functions, by leading specialty Japanese fibre producer Asahi Kasei, will for the first time exhibit at the renowned Filo international yarn exhibition, which takes place at the Palazzo Delle Stelline in Milan this week.

At this important and focused ingredient showcase for European fabric manufacturing innovation, visitors will be able to see many specialty Roica families of premium stretch yarn solutions. This includes the now enlarged Roica Eco Smart family of responsible stretch yarns for sustainable fabric ranges.

Roica Eco Smart family

The Roica Eco Smart family is now doubling its commitment to smart sustainability, having just received the Cradle-to-Cradle Innovation Institute’s Gold Level material health certificate for a Roica yarn. This certificate is awarded for product ingredients whose supply chain has been evaluated for impacts on human and environmental health, and whose criteria are building towards the expectation of eliminating all toxic and unidentified chemicals for a safe continuous cycle. This Roica yarn also has got also a Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certification, signifying at its end-of-life, it smartly breaks down without releasing harmful materials.

“The new C2C certification is an important evolution of Roica’s sustainably designed stretch yarn programme, now offering an enlarged portfolio to add to the current unique GRS version 3 by Textile exchange certified Roica premium stretch yarns. This Roica solution has been able to get this important recognition as its content is made with more than 50% of recycled pre-consumer waste,” the company explains.

“The Roica Eco Smart family is now a leader in premium eco-sustainable stretch yarns and a unique stretch solution for the circular economy. Its proven credentials for market savvy choices really meet contemporary fabric makers business needs and consumer desires for all garments in their modern wardrobe, for fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.”


Renewed developer of yarns with Roica is Ghezzi, an Italian twisting and yarn specialist mill, renowned since 1949 as an expert in pure silk throwster processing and a leading European yarn manufacturer for twisted, stretch and fancy yarns made with synthetic, artificial and natural fibres.

Ghezzi recently launched a range of new generation premium stretch yarns with Roica Eco Smart family, choosing the GRS certified yarns for high performance stretch together with full responsibility values.

Roica Feel Good family

The second Roica family launching this season is the new Roica Feel Good family of premium stretch that aims to offer a new level of well-being performance, with ‘feel-good comfort’ and freshness.

The new Roica CF yarn delivers an odour-neutralising function that does not wash or wear out. Its active ingredient is locked in and only needs a modest percentage to work in any fabric matrix, says the company.

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