New partners for C.L.A.S.S. to unlock smart innovation for sustainable fashion

Published: March 2, 2023

The new “C.L.A.S.S. MATERIAL HUB” (the selection dedicated to producers of innovative ingredients: fiber, yarn, fabric, leather and accessories) partners are:

DANI Sustainable Leather®

is a leading player in the tanning business from north-eastern Italy. DANI controls and checks the whole production chain processes to guarantee truly sustainable 100% Made in Italy products with low impact on the environment

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale Benefit Companythe linen and hemp yarns spinner running for 150 years. All yarns come with the highest certification due to meticulous regulation throughout an entirely European supply chain. As a Benefit Company, Certified B CorpTM, Linificio aspires and works to generate an economy more equitable and that benefits for all. Thus, Linificio is sustaining and sharing its know-how with communities, students, and the young generations to expand the natural fiber culture to hasten better behaviors.

MARINI INDUSTRIE is one of the key players working with natural

  • fibers in the Prato district – Italy’s strategic area and vibrant textile production and innovation arena. Marini coordinates local companies to create premium textiles powered by sustainable values – from raw materials selection to dyeing and finishing.
  • Pozzi Electa S.p.A. brings innovation and sustainable values to Italian premium yarn manufacturing since 1889. The ring yarn collection stands out from the more traditional or mass-production offers, and guarantees very high standard of quality, research, and unique effects.  The quality of their yarns must match the ethics, the professionality and the reliability of our work and expertise.
  • Redaelli Velluti
  • manufactures exquisitely refined velvet fabrics that inspire and compose fashion designers, brands, and style arbiters on a European and global scale. Untiring fabric research and state-of-the-art technology in the production process allow reducing the environmental impact.
  • World-leading fastening solutions producer YKK is at the forefront of sustainable innovation and collaborates with many of the most responsible apparel brands and groups. The global company joinsC.L.A.S.S.’s Material Hub with its NATULON® collection: thanks to recycled post-industrial P.E.T. and PA tapes, this range is designed to contribute to the reduction of waste in the fashion. In addition, YKK also provides innovative solutions to support good design practices and facilitation of circularity in Fashion.
  • Last but not least,Sense – immaterial Reality joins C.L.A.S.S. “Future Devices”, an area reserved for the new frontiers of digital communication: from virtual reality and haptics to blockchain platforms.The reduction or elimination of physical samples to be made, their packaging, and shipping are all necessary steps to make companies more sustainable. With the Sense Fabric platform of Sense – immaterial Reality, entire prototyping processes can be innovated and digitized quickly and easily, without the need for any particular in-house expertise. From the creation of textile collections to garments, all physical and aesthetic characteristics of products can be appreciated through faithful simulation and without the use of real materials.
    These companies join the existing partners:
    1. Material Hub: Albini Group, Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei, Evrnu, GHEZZI Spa, Iluna Group,  Naia™ from Eastman, Orange Fiber, ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei, Sensil® BioCare by NILIT, SUPREME GREEN COTTON® by Varvaressos and Tessitura Serica Taborelli Srl.
    2. Back in The LoopMAEBA International S.r.l., mending for good.For 15 years C.L.A.S.S. has strived in bringing some of the most visionary and sustainable innovators together. “Our goal is to make ideas and collaborations sparks as wells as to trigger change throughout the whole supply chain.” Adds Giusy Bettoni.

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