The international eco hub C.L.A.S.S. brings its next generation Smart Shop’s offer to the 10th edition of the Future Fabrics Expo, showing once more the unique power of this education tool.

Since 2018, C.L.A.S.S. has been offering the access of  the top of its Material hub  innovations to small and new generation of designers and brands through its Smart Shop, the online store of smart materials – with no minimums – which are going to change the fashion industry for the better. In fact, C.L.A.S.S. intent at FFE is to share the unique values of its design driven, conscious, high-tech materials, in order to start synergies with an audience characterized by the interest in responsible innovations, the main expertise of CEO and founder Giusy Bettoni and her team.

Thanks to its most valuable asset in terms of education, C.L.A.S.S. offers smart solutions – from 1 meter to max 50 meters – for the contemporary wardrobe which include all the different expressions of textile ingredients: natural, transformed, innovative and back in the loop materials, giving everyone the possibility to create design, innovative and yet responsible products in line with their new generation of contemporary values.

  • Natural materials are made from sources existing in nature that undergo a mechanical process. They may have vegetable or animal origin. At C.L.A.S.S. they also get complete transparency and traceability values. This category started the sustainable journey with “organic” certification, but today we evolve it with a more holistic approach where measurements allow to evaluate them at best from a sustainable perspective.
  • Transformed materials includes fibers, yarns and fabrics that come from the transformation of value of secondary raw materials, which may be either pre- or post-consumer and where the transformation may take place through a mechanical or a chemical process. In this section man-made materials are also included: celluloses that come from nature and then transformed through a closed-loop process in transparency with certification and/or measurements.
  • Innovative materials include the new generation of smart materials and cutting-edge technologies: the result of a vision integrating innovation, responsibility, nature and creativity. They are divided in bio-based materials, which derive from substances derived from living organisms, bio-fabricated materials, which refer to the production of complex biologic products from raw materials such as living cells, matrices, biomaterials and molecules and the polymers with a clear end of life, such as biodegradation or recyclability.
  • Back in the loop materials include high-quality fabrics from leading brands, textile manufacturers and knitwear factories, and gives them another chance by ‘bringing them back in fashion’. A circular solution tweaking and optimizing the system’s process while creating an added value there where it did not exist, back in the loop sourcing is both a responsible act and an invite to integrate ethics to style.

Among the conscious, yet technological materials which will be presented at Fabrics for Future there are Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei, Albini’s organic and scientifically traceable cotton, Re.VerSo™ recycled wools, NewLife™ recycled polyester and Maeba International’s Back in The Loop fabrics.