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Radici’s Rencycle at Milano Unica

Zippers, Velcro, buttons and thread are also made of polyamide.

1st February 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bergamo, Italy

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

A ski suit made totally from yarns spun from recycled materials which is fully recyclable at end-of-life without sacrificing style, design or technical performance is being showcased by RadiciGroup at the 34th Milano Unica which opens today (February 1st) at the Milan Rho Fairground in Italy

Displayed in the Innovation Area of TexClubTec, Sistema Moda Italia’s technical and functional textiles section at the show, the new uniform of the RadiciGroup Ski Club has been designed by the company in collaboration with the Italian sportswear brand DKB.

“The ski suit, consisting of jacket and trousers, is fashioned with fabric made of Renycle, a yarn obtained from mechanically recycled nylon,” said Marco De Silvestri, sales and marketing manager at RadiciGroup. “In addition, the suit’s padding and numerous accessories, such as zippers, Velcro, buttons and thread, are also made of polyamide. It was an ambitious project and we reached a definitive goal – circularity in sportswear without compromising on performance. This was achieved through continuous close collaboration with other companies in the chain to develop chemically-compatible materials that guarantee the high technical performance required for this kind of outdoor wear.”

At Milano Unica RadiciGroup is also showcasing garments made from Repetable, a polyester yarn obtained from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, and articles made from Biofeel, which combines both nylon and polyester yarns made from renewable source materials.

“The message we want to bring to Milano Unicais is that those of us working at the upstream end of the supply chain can share our knowledge of materials and provide effective support to fashion brands in the design and creation of innovative, circular solutions,”  De Silvestri said. “Ecodesign and recyclability combined with aesthetics and performance have been the real drivers in the industry and will continue to be even more so in the future.”

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