A careful selection of certified  smart fabrics, ingredients , yarns and fibers by some of the most cutting-edge companies and innovators across the globe.
The wide range features only transparent and traceable products, which can be natural/organic, up to transformed (re-cycled/able) and innovative
“With the Materials Hub we want to encourage designers and brands to source responsibly and activate change”, explains Luca Olivini, C.L.A.S.S. Materials and Marketing Manager. “Our team constantly monitors and explores the epicenters of innovations selecting and collecting the best practices.”.

Yarns

C.L.A.S.S.’ partners’ yarns offer a new generation of values as innovation, research, creativity, traceability, transparency and sustainability.

Fabrics

Woven and knitted fabrics are at the forefront of responsible material technology and innovation.

C.L.A.S.S. partners

Bacx™ by Centro Seta

Fabric

Bacx™ Smart Silk fabrics entirely made in Italy, offers transparent traceability starting at the source; raw materials through all stages of the manufacturing and dyeing processes through finished product. Centro Seta is proud to comply with the GOTS certification process.

The result is a range of refined, unique and fully sustainable silk fabrics produced using special, exclusive dyestuffs available in vivid colors that ensure color fastness.

centroseta.it

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei

Yarn

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei is a one-of-a-kind, new generation material made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linter bio-utility waste, converted through a traceable and transparent closed loop process. Bemberg™ also delivers on laboratory verified end of life options, and a finalized LCA study. Bemberg™ has GRS certification proving its materials recycling authenticity.

Bemberg™ can claim end-of-life biodegradability as verified by third party, INNOVHUB

asahi-kasei.co.jp

ECOSENSOR by Asahi Kasei

Fabric

The cutting-edge fabric collection boosting responsible innovation with new generation of performance for sportswear, urban and athleisure wear.

Such goals were scored thanks to the renown expertise of Research & Development and energized by a constantly and strictly controlled and certified with a focus on energy and water saving, reduction of C02 emissions, maximum attention to all processes of supply chain. The result is a high-performative collection combining maximum comfort with durability and stretch-ability.

The target of ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei is to push at maximum the choice towards bluesign® approved and Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified ingredients and production processes, and GRS for recycled ingredients.

asahi-kasei.co.jp

IMBOTEX

Padding

Founded in 1955, Imbotex srl is a leading manufacturing company of natural and technological textile padding, which sign the Detox Campaign in May 2016. The company manufacture100% made in Italy products for body wellness, able to enhance the potential of natural materials. These are some of the Imbotex certified products: ReCashmere, Rags of Wool, Refibra, Organic Cotton and Flax, Hemp & Ingeo, Hemp & Silk.

imbotex.it

Lanificio Zignone

Fabric

Zone Collection, first in the world made with certified organic wool fiber ICEA, Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale. A GOTS certified traceable organic wool from Argentina and Australia, verified mulesing-free.

The organic wool comes from animals who were not treated with hormones, steroids, antibiotics, vaccines and nutrition is free from OGM, pesticides, chemicals, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.

zignone.it

Naia™ from Eastman

Fabric

Womenswear brands looking for circular solutions for the fashion industry’s biggest problems can turn to Eastman Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber, the sustainable fiber choice for fabrics used in ready-to-wear, sweaters, loungewear, and casual everyday wear. Naia™ filament yarn transforms fabrics into luxurious, comfortable, and easy-to-care-for fabrics, while Naia™ staple fiber blends perfectly with other eco-conscious fibers to create supremely soft, quick-drying fabrics that consistently reduce pilling.

Produced from 60% sustainably sourced wood pulp and 40% certified* recycled waste plastics, Naia™ Renew creates value from hard-to-recycle materials that would be destined for landfills.

naia.eastman.com

Nastrificio di Cassano

Labels & Packaging

NASTRIFICIO DI CASSANO is an Italian leader in fabric labelling solutions since 1962. Part of a family group which directly attends to the whole production cycle, the company has always been regarded as a qualified partner for any labelling solution of prestigious companies operating in many fields: clothing industry, shoe industry, shoppers & cover-bags, furnishing and packaging.

Nastrificio di Cassano offer sustainable labels made with innovative, biodegradable and transformed materials.

The company is certified ISO 9001 and GRS; the products are Oekotex Standard 100 Certified.

nastrificiodicassano.com

Re.VerSo

Fabric, Yarn

Re.VerSo™ a new, totally traceable, certified and transparent, Italian textile system for wool based materials. It is a fully integrated chain for truly unique and highly valuable materials. Production is based on wool and cashmere pre consumer clippings, supplied by the best Italian and international fashion brands and industry producers.

This supply chain of excellence is based on the collaboration of five premium textile Italian producers: Green Line and Nuova Fratelli Boretti for the raw material. A. Stelloni Collection By Mapel for fashion textiles, Filpucci for high-end, luxury knitwear yarns and Filatura C4 for contract and woven yarns.

re-verso.com

ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei

Yarn

ROICA™ is a premium stretch fiber that offers the ROICA™ Eco-Smart family, a world-first range of unique innovative and responsible made premium stretch fibers, including 2 real sustainable solutions: one GRS certified yarn and a ROICA™ yarn boasting the Gold Level Material Health Certificate by Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute and the Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certificate.

asahi-kasei.co.jp

Supreme Green Cotton® by Varvaressos

Cotton Yarn

Born from an innovative and smart system granting sustainability, transparency and traceability while supporting family farmers and businesses at the foothills of Mount Olympus in Greece. SGC® it’s GMO-free, water-saving cotton thanks to a pioneering and smart satellite powered drip irrigation system that allows to reduce water consumption up to 40%.

Varvaressos has unique certifications like ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and STeP by OEKO-TEX® certificate. Varvaressos has equipped the SUPREME GREEN COTTON® yarn collection with a QR code hang tag that makes the products 100% traceable and transparent.

supremegreencotton.eu

TINTEX Textiles, S.A.

Fabric

Portuguese company, TINTEX Textiles, has become a leader in Naturally Advanced fabric innovation, include 90% use of more sustainable materials that result in responsibly crafted jersey fabrics. Naturally Advanced position means advancing organic and natural materials combined with unique, hybrid ‘nature-tech’ smarts, thanks to dedicated investments that serve the customers’ demands.

tintextextiles.com

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