Responsible sequins and cashmere withdrawals are the future
Receiving candy from strangers
Malo, the Italian luxury knitwear brand, has launched a new Candy capsule collection. The new capsule offers exciting garments that are good for the mood and the environment.
This particular collection was created with the full view of sustainability in mind. It offers a limited number of garments per color combination as it is made possible by the recovery of production residues of cashmere yarn, in accordance with the Florentine fashion house’s zero-waste philosophy.
A special feature of Malo is that it offers a variety of always new and unique colors in its collection. This inevitably creates a production residue that would go to waste if not reused.
“Our production certainly involves making the remaining yarns, which are, however, very valuable because they are made of cashmere. In fact, we have been working for a long time on this philosophy. production less but better while respecting the planet and delivering exclusivity to customers,” the company explains.
The Candies capsule collection includes two women’s proposal shirts, a crew neck and turtleneck top, and a men’s crew-neck proposal shirt, and is sold on the Malo e-store and in fashion boutiques by Malo.
Will the responsible party save the world?
The fashion industry contributes largely to the world’s plastic problem, with 70 million barrels of oil used to produce polyester annually (UN). According to Oxfam, British women buy 33 million sequined outfits each festive season – with 1.7 million ending up in landfill after just five wears. This moves from waste stores to waterways, with 35% of the microplastics released into the world’s oceans coming from synthetic clothing (European Environment Agency, EEA).
British designer Stella McCartney has developed a solution that could help solve this problem in the future. She launched the world’s first garment crafted from Radiant Matter’s Bio Sequins. She created a special jumpsuit worn by model, eco-activist and housemate Cara Delevingne on the cover of a popular consumer magazine April 2023 issue.
Photo: Stella McCartney-Radiant Matter
Stella McCartney-Radiant Matter
Both exclusive and experimental, this sleeveless and fitted versatile shirt is handcrafted in the brand’s London workshop. Bio Sequins is plastic-free, biodegradable and non-toxic, enhanced from plant-based cellulose – without the use of metals, minerals or synthetic colorants or dyes.
“I marvel at the iridescent beauty of our all-in-one Bio Sequins – handcrafted in my London tailor from plant-based, non-toxic, even more gorgeous sequins usual options. Who says sustainability can’t be sexy? Cara is breathtaking in this rare outfit,” commented the designer, hoping her latest development can inspire others to see the potential of a more time-conscious future. page.
“It was special to see how Stella McCartney worked with our Bio Sequins to bring them to life on this beautiful jumpsuit. We love her uncompromising approach to sustainability and aesthetics, which is reflected in any decision, down to the choice of fabric and thread, to create a garment. gorgeous but completely plant-based,” said Elissa Brunato, founder of Radiant Matter.
Stella McCartney f/w 2023/2024
While the Bio Sequin jumpsuit will not be marketed yet, it demonstrates the potential of Radiant Matter’s material innovation in benefiting the health of both people and the planet. Every glitter, glitter or reflective fabric contains a high percentage of petroleum-based resins, toxic coatings, or metal parts. Conventional sequins are made of polyester (Mylar) or vinyl (PVC) films, which pose particularly serious environmental and health risks – creating toxic, bioaccumulative chemicals, including carcinogens, such as phthalates and hormone disruptors.
Since 2010, Stella McCartney has been a PVC-free brand – including the sequins it uses in its collections. The aspiring luxury-conscious designer uses only recycled, recyclable and bio-based alternatives for the foreseeable future. Partnering with Radiant Matter on Bio Sequins brings it one step closer.
Stella McCartnery f/w 2023/2024
How does man-made fiber love nature?
Sensil By Nature is the first nylon 6.6 for clothing, manufactured by partially replacing the raw material of fossil fuel-derived fibers with renewable biogas feedstock.
This fiber, launched by Nilit in 2022, reduces consumption of scarce fossil fuels as well as the associated greenhouse gases that threaten the atmosphere. Sensil By Nature offers clothing brands and retailers a yarn that has all the performance benefits of Nylon 6.6 but reduced environmental impact and improved Life Cycle Analysis, something that consumers cannot afford. Today’s conscious user appreciates.
Nilit, the world leader in premium nylon 6.6 for clothing, recently achieved International Carbon and Sustainability Certification (ISCC+) system certification for its main Sensil By Nature facility in Israel. ISCC+ certification for other Nilit facilities around the world will soon be recognized.
The ISCC+ system is an independent, globally applicable, sustainability certification program that validates the controlled use of renewable materials throughout the supply chain.
The ISCC+ system verifies the provenance of renewable materials in Sensil By Nature, the new sustainable nylon 6.6 with lower environmental impact, providing brands and retailers with a high-quality platform for designs more environmentally friendly clothing.
Sensil By Nature for Zara
Sensil By Nature is just the latest sustainable innovation that Nilit has created for the apparel market. Nilit recently introduced Sensil Bio Care, enhanced with a special technology that has been shown to reduce the retention of textile waste in seawater and in landfills. Instead, Sensil Eco Care is built with recycled nylon, improved cyclicity and LCA. In addition, the new product Sensil Water Care, a color-dipped fiber saves up to 100% of the water used in the traditional wet dyeing process.
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