The clothes of the future are closer than you think! And together, new sustainable sources for fabric production emerge. Keep on reading to stay tuned to this great news!
The sustainable fashion textile industry is beginning to apply new natural sources, prioritizing the latest-generation fabric production!
Moreover, the high-tech industry now produces electronic fabric and other types of super-modern clothing that not only aims at comfort and durability but the user’s protection.
2 startups have just joined the market that will manufacture the clothes of the future!
Futurelight fabric is made by the revolutionary method of nano-spinning that allows the interlacing of more than 200,000 threads.
The manufacturing process also offers the designer more tools in handling the fabric threads. So it gets easier to better measure its weight and elasticity.
3 more features of Futurelight:
- Impermeability when water does get the fabric wet.
- Higher-strength than conventional fabrics
- Programmable clothing so you can regulate according to need, such as ideal temperature, location, heartbeat counter, etc.
Another good news in the market of wearable high tech is the system that allows the manufacture of a fabric that, being super-sensitive to body functions, allows programming for monitoring, mainly, special customers.
Due to an efficient interaction of the sensors with the user's body, data generation is transmitted remotely.
Autistic people will benefit greatly from this intelligent system!
In the monitoring of autistic people, the system operates as a kind of "fabric memory" that holds the emotional and physical sensations of those who are wearing the clothes, for further analysis, when necessary.
Sensoree operates by artificial intelligence and, yet allows electronic embroidery and 3D printing.
Sustainable fashion does not stop modernizing and expanding its range of alternatives!
In addition to the use of food scrap, pet recycling, and worn fabrics, plants, and fruits such as cotton, pineapple, hemp sugar cane, now the number of options has increased.
10 new nature sources for the manufacture of the fabrics:
1 - CRAiLAR
The raw fiber of this plant is rough and resistant. Nonetheless, the spinning of the CRAiLAR process creates a light and smooth fabric, similar to cotton in terms of appearance and softness.
The fabric is not expensive because its production less water, chemicals, and energy.
2 - QMILK
The QMILK fabric is made from the protein of curdled milk. In its manufacturing process, only half gallon of water is used to produce 2.5 pounds of pure textile.
The fabric is also pretty resistant and has antibacterial properties. Body temperature keeps normal no matter how cold or hot is the weather. Great for sportswear and activewear.
3 - Econyl
Econyl manufacture takes 100% of the residues of the fishing nets made of nylon that are dump in the ocean, by fishermen, mainly.
By the way, this non-biodegradable nylon waste harms sea turtles, dolphins, and other aquatic creatures, and gradually accumulates plastic waste in the oceans that grow enormously year after year.
4 - EcoCircle
EcoCircle is composed of natural fibers of sugarcane that replace around 30% of the oil used in the manufacture of traditional polyester.
The electric car and electric aircraft industry are currently using this kind of fabric for the lining of the seats of their cars and planes.
5 - Evrnu
During the manufacturing process of the Evrnu textile, the residues of disposed of fabrics are filtered and become a pure, high-quality fiber that makes denim.
This process is extremely important and environmentalists consider it one of the major outlets that can effectively reduce the negative environmental impacts caused by fabric disposal.
6 - Seacell
The fiber that will produce the Seacell textile is removed from the pulp of the "liocel", a wood, and from seaweed. Harvesting is a process that does not strike the marine balance, because only the parts of these algae that can regenerate are removed.
The final product will become a fabric with anti-inflammatory properties that stimulates metabolism. As seaweed helps in cell regeneration, the feeling is that you wearing a "living" clothing.
7 - Lenpur
Lenpur fabric is made from a fiber that originated from the white pine tree. Its softness may remind you of cashmere clothing. Besides, it has a pretty high moisture absorption capacity, adapting to any temperature.
Only the tree bark and branches are removed, so there is no need to cut them down.
8 - Coffee grounds fabric
Besides all known coffee benefits, its grounds also can be useful for several purposes. Thus, Singtex industries discover the way to use the coffee grounds into wearable textile-like yarn which can further be converted into fabric.
S Cafe is the name of the fabric and it dries 200% faster than fabrics made of cotton. Moreover, the fabric doesn't retain natural odors from the body, because coffee beans have the property of masking any kind of smells.
9 - Soy fabric
With the softness of silk, soy fabric or “vegetable cashmere” is one of the world’s most eco-friendly fabrics. Produced using soy protein derived from the hulls of soybeans.
The fiber of the soy fabric comes from a paste obtained from its seed after oil extraction. Thus, it goes through a texturing and thermosetting process and can be cut to the size required for the intended purpose.
Even though soy is originally yellowish, the fiber can easily fix all-natural dyes very well during the final colorization of the fabric.
10 - Nettle fabric
Nettle fabric is an unusual textile that seems to defy logic. The nettle plant is not that friendly because if you touch it causes a breakout of a painful, itchy rash!
On the other hand, the nettle fiber is an incredibly resistant, elastic, soft fabric with fire-resistant properties.
The production of nettle fabric requires very little water as well as no chemicals and energy. That's why the clothing made with this fabric is very cheap.
Recycled PET fabric + linen
Linen is the oldest fabric that mankind has ever known and it is made from the stems of the linen plant.
It is a special fabric that Greenco produces to become gorgeous t-shirts with touches of polyester yarns obtained from recycled PET. It also has some fine linen and cotton yarn.