September 17-19, Parc des Expositions – Paris Nord Ville Pinte.
Hall 3 Booth S20.
Paris, September 17, 2019 – ROICA™, premium stretch fibre for the modern wardrobe by leading material innovator Asahi Kasei, stands out at the Smart Creation Area, Première Vision’s epicentre of sustainability. On show in Paris, the company’s ultimate hyper-performative yarns such as the certified ROICA Eco-Smart™ Family.
“The ROICA Eco-SmartTM Family is the result of the innovation process marrying the company’s inquiring mind of innovativeness and sustainability with brands and designers’ growing demand for responsible materials. The new premium stretch is synonymous of transformation: from standard to speciality, from basic to special, from ordinary to clever and from standard to Smart.”
Shinichiro Haga, Senior Executive Manager – ROICA™ Division.
The ROICA Eco-Smart™ family offers two responsible made yarns with outstanding stretch performances that give free rein to designers’ creativity and guarantees the highest quality while complying to the most-cutting edge sustainable standards.
• The ROICA™ EF– GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified – is made with 58% of pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by the influential Textile Exchange*, one of the most known and recognized global players in the market.
• The ROICA™ V550. Indeed, it proudly breaks down without releasing harmful substance under the testing environment according to Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification. Made and engineered by Asahi Kasei R&D team, and produced in ROICA™ German plant only, the yarn offers additional and relevant circular economy advantages linked to material health as proved by a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for a safe and biological end of life cycle.
With a wide range of collections featuring unmatched properties and performances, ROICA™ is leader in Smart Innovation At the core of the company’s offer is a responsible imprint and a strong commitment to make the world a more sustainable place, one garment at a time. From here, over the years, ROICA™ has been investing into research and development to create high-tech engineered yarns – fashion’s primary ingredients – able to meet the ever changing and fast developing business.
Today ROICA™, and especially ROICA Eco-Smart™, is the premium secret ingredient enhancing fashion collections, along the most interesting seasonal brand adoptions shine.
• Closed: the German brand, founded in1978, focuses on great designs, small details and pure quality to create understated and advanced denim
looks totally handmade in Italy. Closed selected the new amazing Candiani ReLast line, the range of market fresh responsible denim products whose objective is to introduce a 100% transformed innovative solution. The partnership between ROICA™ and Candiani generated a very special ROICA™ yarn realized only for Candiani. A premium stretch yarn that is boasting a GRS (Global Recycled Standard) version 4 certification,
thanks to its high percentage of recycled content and appropriated process of transformation.
Closed jeans with Candiani ReLast containing ROICA™:
• Un-sanctioned is an innovation-driven performance running apparel brand newly launched in September, 2019; founded on the belief that it’s time for running to give back to the environment all runners take so much joy from. In partnership with Miti-Spa, un-sanctioned™ has developed and launched with two initial sustainable performance running fabrics called [ BottleKnit™ ] — a 100% recycled polyester made from plastic bottles. And [ WasteKnit™] — a 100% upcycled polyamide made from industrial waste blended with ROICA™ EF yarn for uncompromising smart stretch performance.
UN-SANCTIONED™ race vest made with MITI Spa fabric and ROICA™ EF: