The exceptional climate changes are conditioning and modifying our lifestyle and the perception we have of textile and non-textile materials. The consumer is aware that human resources, time and materials are in difficulty. New values and new perspectives arise from the comparison/clash between opposing needs. We need comfort, functionality and aesthetics. Knitwear is therefore making its way that is creative but free from seasonal references, flexible and plural.
The yarns adapt to the situation. Combed and organic cotton is transformed, acquiring puffiness and softness. It is characterized by an imperceptible superficial hairiness, chiné colours, a delicate and comfortable tactility, a cuddly comfort, almost a very sweet Linus blanket.
Cashmere enters the mix to make the yarn even more precious.
Consumers who are increasingly informed, responsible and attentive to the use of natural and certified fibres, prefer yarns in blends mainly of natural origin, without giving up attractive aesthetic solutions and comfortable performance, beyond seasonality, durable and of recognized quality.
Cotton and mohair are intertwined in a soft mouliné.
Cotton, baby alpaca and extrafine merino wool result in airy and very light yarns, barely brushed for coordinated indoor/outdoor sweaters.
Natural fibers are commonly perceived as more “environmentally friendly” as they are renewable and biodegradable. Their peculiar characteristics give spinning mills the opportunity to develop attractive blends and aspects, not necessarily linked to seasonality or even fashion trends, but rather to satisfy the increasingly pressing demands of the market regarding certified quality and durability.
Cotton is combined with extra-fine merino wool in “solid” yarns perfect for all occasions of daily life and for calibrated and calm well-being.
And also cotton processed with wool and cashmere in soft yarns, but with an irregular artisanal appearance.
Silk also lends itself to elegant solutions. Mixed with wool it enhances its softness, adding a sophisticated brightness and a more fluid and sensual tactility to the yarns.
But innovation doesn’t stop at materials. An ever-current topic remains that of the dyeing of textile materials. We have already spoken on other occasions about vegetable dyes, indigo and earths. Among the most recent developments we find the experience of Fili Pari (www.filipari.com), a Fashion-Tech startup which, in collaboration with the historic Dyeberg Spa dyeing plant, has been able to interpret the love for the territory by giving value to the by-products of the industry of marble. Thanks to the innovative patented MINERALDYE technology, yarn dyeing uses the precious marble powder and minerals as pigment, drastically reducing the use of water during the process. The result is a dye with a mélange aesthetic that can be applied to a wide variety of fibers and yarns in the clothing and furniture supply chain.