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Sorona with linen from JayaShree

Partially bio-based polymer adds technical and performance benefits.

22nd June 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wilmington, DE, USA

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

DuPont has partnered with JayaShree Textiles, part of the Aditya Birla Group, on a fabric collection combining partially bio-based Sorona polymer with linen.

The resulting range of garments are characterised by exceptional stretch and recovery, luxurious drape and a smooth, soft hand feel.

JayaShree Textiles has revolutionised the Indian textile market by popularising linen made using advanced European technology, often combined with high-quality flax sourced from Belgium and France.

“JayaShree Textiles is very excited to collaborate with the Sorona team to launch the collection of linen/Sorona Agile fabric,” said Satyaki Ghosh, CEO of JayaShree. “This fabric is a great choice for brands and retailers looking at sustainable ways to explore comfort stretch in linen fabrics.  It is an excellent choice for both top and bottom wear apparel.”

DuPont Sorona is made from 37% renewable plant-based ingredients as a high-performing, responsibly sourced material option. Fibres made with Sorona polymer are currently used in various apparel applications, including athleisure and athletic wear, insulation, swimwear, outerwear, suiting, faux fur and more.

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Sorona offers technical and performance benefits, including softness, stretch and recovery, as well as inherent stain resistance without the need for topical treatments. It is a USDA Certified Biobased Product and an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 product.

“We believe collaboration is the only way we will deliver on our promises to the textile industry,” said Renee Henze, global marketing and commercial development director at DuPont Biomaterials. “Our collaboration is the type of effort that will allow more apparel brands the opportunity to address tomorrow’s challenges through renewably sourced fibre materials without compromising performance and value.



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