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ISPO Textrends award-winner ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance launches its FW 22/23 fabric collection

Published: October 20, 2021
Author: Manali bhanushali

High-performing and tech-based fabrics give birth to a smart wardrobe mixing great design and certified responsibility

For its FW 22/23 collection, ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance presents a high-tech fabric collection, which implements a new generation of values, with the aim of keeping nature, body and mind in harmony

ECOSENSOR™’s new references meet the needs of the contemporary consumer, such as durability, wellbeing and performance. Furthermore, they are made with certified ingredients, through a completely traceable and transparent production process and supply chain. Being capable of combining active climate control, exquisite touch, lightness and comfort with sustainable values, ECOSENSOR™’ stands out as a unique eco-high-tech performance proposition in its market.

The whole collection is focused on advanced technology and environmental responsibility. Thanks to ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance’s unique value-chain based on recycling technology, most part of its yarns are certified by the renowned GRS (Global Recycled Standard). Even the dyeing and finishing phases – key moments for performance wear – have been certified by international labels such as bluesign® and OEKOTEX® Standard 100.

Featuring a total of 36 fabrics, the collection is composed of:

  • 7 outerwear fabric
  • 22 sportswear fabrics
  • 7 innerwear fabric

Among the compositions of the fabrics, dominant are the recycled polyamide (58%) and polyester (39%) yarns. The stretch component present in 22 articles of the collection is based on ROICA™ EF by Asahi Kasei – the sustainable recycled stretch yarn made from pre-consumer waste. In addition, 8 fabrics of the FW22/23 collection are made of Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei – the high-tech yarn born from the transformation of cotton linters through a fully circular, transparent and traceable process with an amazing precious hand, optimal moisture management characteristics, whose end of life guarantees its biodegradability and it also carries GRS certification.

To further validate the leading-edge nature of the collection, four of its fabrics received important accolades by the ISPO Textrends Jury. While ESS2-13464 was nominated as part of the selection of the Second Layer and ESS2- 23590-K was included in the top 10 Second Layer, ESS2-23445 was awarded with the Best Product Second Layer prize and ESS1-01019-RL3L7-C has been elected TOP 10 in the MEMBRANES & COATINGS category too.

Focusing on a batch of the most interesting fabrics out of the collection, we can find:

ESS2-23445 – 97% Rec PES, 3% ROICA™ EF

ESS2 – 23445 with the QUARTER KNIT fabric, which counts on a very special and technical structure. This fabric is knitted thanks to a special construction called “quarter knit” that gives a face side with high gauge (32G) and a back with low gauge (8G), with a great effect of a completely different front and back. The fabrics is knitted with all recycled yarn and dyed by a certified OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 dye house. This item won the Best product Second Layer Award by ISPO Textrends

ESL1-20250 – 72% rec PA, 28% ROICA™ EF

A 4-way stretch fabric made entirely from certified recycled PA and ROICA™ EF. The special two-layer construction provides a firm stretch with a particularly good kickback. The material is also UV cut, making it a high-spec material.

ESF1-H3517 – 100% Bemberg™

This fabric is made of 100% Bemberg™: the high-tech yarn born from the transformation of cotton linters through a fully circular, transparent and entirely traceable process with an amazing precious hand, optimal moisture management characteristics, biodegradability and GRS certification.

ESS1-01019-RL3L7-C – 100% rec PA + PU coating

Super ultra-light 3 layers makes you feel weightlessness. The fabric is made with recycled polyamide with a 7μ PU membrane bonded with a tricot backer. bluesign® certified and PFC-free. This item was nominated in the top 10 as part of the selection of MEMBRANES & COATINGS category Award by ISPO Textrends.

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