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Back to the farm with Nativa

Traceable solutions retain loft, control odours and provide natural thermoregulation.

3rd February 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

At this week’s Milano Unica in Milan (February 1-2), Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies introduced two sustainable wool padding blends featuring blockchain-backed Nativa wool.

The blends create solutions that retain loft, control odours, provide natural thermoregulation and are moisture resistant, in addition to being traceable and sustainable.

“By using Nativa wool fibres we have created new possibilities for supreme performance, comfort, warmth and hand feel,” said Gianluca Tanzi, CEO of Chargeurs Textile. “Working together with Chargeurs Luxury Materials, we have been able to create unique products that combine the best features of wool together with sustainable fibres for performance and comfort.”

The first product blends 85% Nativa wool and 15% plant-derived polylactic (PLA), which offers enhanced degradability, and the second blends 80% Nativa wool with 20% durable, recycled polyester certified by the GRS for traceability.

Along with following the Textile Exchange Responsible Wool Standard, the farms that supply Nativa are also held to a second proprietary protocol that includes four pillars surrounding animal welfare, land management, social responsibility and traceability via blockchain technology.“

Nativa leads the way in terms of social, animal and environmental responsibility,” said Tanzi. “By using it, the world’s best brands get to prove their strong commitment to transparency, sustainability and responsibility and prove their respect for the new standards expected by consumers.”

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