Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies is the world’s largest inner component company, providing leading fashion apparel brands with the technical materials necessary to help garments retain their shape and structure and last longer. Chargeurs*PCC’s full-circle commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility is reflected in the Sustainable 360™ product line, the first complete collection of both interlinings and inner components such as shoulder pads, canvas chest pieces, and undercollar felt made with eco-responsible materials, including GRS-certified recycled polyester, hemp, and recycled plastics. Holistically committed to sustainability, Chargeurs*PCC is the only supplier in its market segment to have both signed the UN Global Compact and perform Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) on its facilities as well as those of suppliers, which covers all aspects of responsible business practice across Sedex’s four pillars of labor, health and safety, environment, and business ethics. Chargeurs*PCC supports it’s 6,000 customers with 4 Innovation Labs, 8 Factories, and 38 offices around the globe.
Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies provides end-to-end solutions for the world’s leading fashion apparel brands by designing interlining, a technical fabric used to help garments retain their shape and structure. Its parent company, Chargeurs, is based in France and serves clients in more than 90 countries with more than 2,000 employees on five continents. In 2020, Chargeurs Group received its first sustainability-linked Euro private placement loan. The €100 million bond underlines the deep commitment of the Group to corporate social responsibility.
Exten is a Swiss producer of special plastic films, laminates and sheets.
For a sustainable and functional textile, we have developed Smylex S999, a breathable ecofriendly membrane in polyester material; wind and water proof; washable and recyclable. Compared to other membranes, it does not contain PFC and PTFE. During its production and disposal, it does not release toxic substances harmful to our environment. Easy to handle, it does not need backing or release for a faster and cost effectiveness production.
Our membrane, when laminated with polyester textile, allows to recycle the full structure in the same circle loop of water bottles.
Available in various thicknesses for different applications: outdoor garments and shoes; safety and military garments; mattress cover; medical sector.
Exten & Sustainability – Smylex S999
Our guidelines are quality and respect for the environment. Exten is certified ISO 9001 & 14001 and signed a voluntary engagement for CO₂ and kWh reduction. Our aim is the «zero waste» target, that’s why we bought a PureLoop extruder to recycle our waste. Smylex can be formulated with 20% of regenerated material and it is fully recyclable.
Our membranes meet requirements of Oeko-Tex standard 100
IndiDye® Natural Color Company provides an eco-friendly fibre-dyeing solution based entirely on natural dyes and auxiliaries. The dyeing technology combines high colour fastness with very low water consumption. IndiDye® is applicable to natural, cellulosic and synthetic fibres, and all our products are currently melange.
We manufacture our own dyes and dye fibre at our own facilities and provide melange yarns for knits woven through our manufacturing partners.
IndiDye® is certified following the Plant Dyes Standard, a rigorous certification process developed in cooperation with Control Union. The standard verifies all-natural content in our dyes and dyeing process. In addition, our dyes are GOTS approved and OekoTex 100 Class 1 certified.
IndiDye® Natural Color Company was founded with a vision to challenge the prevalence of harmful and wasteful conventional dyes with a natural, clean and good alternative. Since founding our company in 2010, we have conducted more than 85000 tests, resulting in 14 patents for natural dyes, auxiliaries and dyeing. Our pursuit of a natural alternative has culminated in IndiDye®, a dyeing solution that offers both brands and consumers the choice to replace conventional dyes with a 100% natural alternative.
Nano-Dye Technologies is a textile dyeing technology company, whose mission is to provide solutions to drastically reduce exhaust dye jet chemical pollution and solid waste. Our solutions also include reducing the amount of water and energy used in the process of exhaust jet dyeing cellulosic and cellulosic blend knits.
Our patented Nano-Dye process – a disruptive solution achieving our intention to create a ‘plug-and-play’ solution for the current reactive exhaust dye jets process, sensationally improving its sustainable footprint – currently now in bulk production and scaling.
Our Nano-Dye Process can change the reactive exhaust dyeing process so that it does not require salt (solid waste to ocean or landfill). Our process also eliminates up to 97% of the hydrolysed dyes from its effluent, reduces its water use and up to 75% energy use, significantly improving sustainability.
Preventing water polution
Commercial reactive exhaust dyeing is the most widely used method employed for dye knit cotton textiles. It is also a source of major water pollution, exacerbated by the salt, hydrolysed dyes, and other unnatural chemistry involved in the process.
Nano-Dye Technologies offers a drop in, one step solution, to ameliorate the dirty reactive exhaust jet dyeing process. By preventing excessive water pollution, reducing water usage and CO2 emissions, Nano-Dye Technologies successfully transform this into a sustainable process.
PANGAIA is a materials science company on a mission to save our environment. We are a global collective of one heart and many minds. This includes scientists, technologists, and designers, working collectively to create essential products from innovative tech and bio-engineered materials.
PANGAIA is a direct-to-consumer brand, but also functions as a B2B company, bringing breakthrough textile innovations and patents into the world, by distributing to brands. Each technology we work with aims to solve an environmental problem of the fashion, apparel and natural industries.
We hope to drive these solutions further by making technologies and materials available to companies across different industries. By introducing these innovations, we design materials, products and experiences for every day and everyone.
We partner with the world’s leading research institutions, laboratories and scientists to bring to life the latest problem-solving innovations in materials science. We pioneer our own breakthrough technology like FLWRDWN™ , employ bio-based fibres, as well as materials made from recycled plastic and garment waste.
Our Italy-based R&D lab is supplemented by unique scientific partnerships with research labs and institutions in Europe, US, Japan and Korea. There, we develop bespoke materials science innovations, which we use for our own direct-to-consumer apparel brand, as well as to supply to other brands.
Wiser Wash is a patented and award-winning ozone bleaching process, eliminating the use of pumice stone and hazardous chemicals, such as hypochlorite and potassium permanganate, and saving a significant amount of water (up to 92%) and energy (approx. 40%). Thanks to these eliminations, it reduces the footprint of finished garments and contributes to better health conditions within factories.
Wiser Wash does not use any kind of substitute for hazardous chemicals. It uses only ozone, generated from oxygen, which is one of the most abundant elements in the universe by mass, and 200 ml water for the decolorization, while 16 liters of water is wasted in conventional methods for exactly the same purpose.
As an innovation and technology company Wiser Tech has been working on advanced technologies that will take the potential of Wiser Wash on step further.
Being the first product of these technologies, WOX (Wiser Ozon-Experience) consists of an ozone drum and generator. Thanks to its hardware technology, but more importantly, the software algorithms running on the cloud, WOX can identify and analyze its processing and maintenance requirements to continue without interruption.
For further information: www.wisertech.ai
YKK was founded in Japan in 1934 and now operating in 71 countries around the world, YKK develops and produces a range of fastening solutions, including zippers, snaps and buttons, plastic products, hook-and-loop fasteners and webbings. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fastening products, YKK cares deeply about our environmental footprint. Since the introduction in 1994 of our first zipper made from recycled material, we have focused on creating sustainable products that minimise their impact on the environment. With commitments to important industry initiatives, such as the UN Fashion Charter and the Science-based Targets for CO2 emissions reduction, YKK is dedicated to creating products beneficial to people and the planet.
YKK is committed to creating products in “harmony with the environment.” YKK’s sustainable product range includes: Natulon® zippers made from recycled PET, GreenRise® biobased zippers, Natulon® Ocean Sourced™ zippers made from ocean bound plastic, organic cotton and lyocell zippers, snaps and buttons, made using the Acroplating™ non-toxic finishing processes.