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20th September 2019, New York, NY

Chargeurs launches Sustainable 50 collection

The product line is made with eco-responsible materials.Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies, a leading apparel interlinings manufacturer, has announced the launch of Sustainable 50. The product line is the first complete collection of interlinings to be made with eco-responsible materials, including BCI cotton, hemp, recycled polyester textiles, recycled plastics and Bemberg by Asahi Kasei.

“Chargeurs PCC has long been committed to sustainability and reducing the fashion industry’s carbon footprint,” said Angela Chan, Managing Director and President of Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies.

“We started working with global fashion leaders like Kering Group in 2012 to develop sustainable interlinings, and growing demand from our fashion partners led us to expand our sustainable line into a full collection of 50 products. The Sustainable 50 is our highest priority this year, and we’re so excited to be leveraging our technology and innovations to provide global brands with a complete solution for sustainable fashion production. This is just the beginning of a significant change in how we look at the apparel industry.”

Shared goal

Kering and Chargeurs have long been united by a shared goal of integrating sustainable development into their models, as noted in Chargeurs’ 2018 Annual Report. Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies began offering a diverse selection of products to the luxury group’s prestigious brands more than 20 years ago.

Since 2016, the Eco Interlining range, which is manufactured using polyesters made from recycled materials, has accounted for a growing share of interlinings used in products made by the Kering Group’s fashion brands. In addition, Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies’ R&D centre and European manufacturing units have helped Kering with projects aimed at meeting the global fashion leader’s ambitious sustainable procurement targets.

Launch events

Chargeurs will host a series of events to celebrate the launch. It showcased Sustainable 50 designs at the Première Vision Paris trade show this week, and it will present them at an industry launch event at the W Shanghai – The Bund hotel on 24 September, where presenters will include senior leaders from the Better Cotton Initiative and Esquel Group. Soon Yu, former Global VP of Innovation at VF Corporation and author of the Amazon best-seller Iconic Advantage, will lead a discussion at the event, which is expected to draw more than 230 Charguers PCC Fashion Technologies customers.

Chargeurs is also sponsoring a design competition at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where participating students will create a wedding gown using sustainable interlinings as the main fabric. Three winners will be awarded cash prizes and the first-place winner will be offered a six-month internship with Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies, including a week shadowing Angela Chan, Managing Director and President, as she travels globally for business.

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