Roica, the premium stretch fibre for modern wardrobe by material innovator Asahi Kasei, will stand out at the Smart Creation Area, Première Vision’s (PV) epicentre of sustainability this year. On show in Paris, will be the company’s hyper-performative yarns such as the certified Roica Eco-Smart Family in hall 3, booth s20, from September 17-19.

“The Roica Eco-Smart Family is the result of the innovation process marrying the company’s inquiring mind of innovativeness and sustainability with brands and designers’ growing demand for responsible materials,” said Shinichiro Haga, Senior Executive Manager – Roica division in report by the company. “The new premium stretch is synonymous of transformation: from standard to speciality, from basic to special, from ordinary to clever and from standard to Smart.”

The Roica Eco-Smart family offers two responsible made yarns with outstanding stretch performances that give free rein to designers’ creativity and guarantees the highest quality while complying to the most-cutting edge sustainable standards.

The first category – Roica EF– GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified – is made with 58 per cent of pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by Textile Exchange, one of the most known and recognised global players in the market.

The second yarn category – Roica V550 Indeed, breaks down without releasing harmful substance under the testing environment according to Hohenstein Environmental Compatibility certification. Made and engineered by Asahi Kasei R&D team and produced in Roica German plant, the yarn offers additional and relevant circular economy advantages linked to material health as proved by a Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for a safe and biological end of life cycle.

Roica, and especially Roica EcoSmart, is the premium secret ingredient enhancing fashion collections.

German brand Closed founded in1978, focuses on great designs, small details and pure quality to create understated and advanced denim looks totally handmade in Italy. Closed selected the new amazing Candiani ReLast line, the range of market fresh responsible denim products whose objective is to introduce a 100 per cent transformed innovative solution. The partnership between Roica and Candiani generated a very special Roica yarn realised only for Candiani. The premium stretch yarn boasts GRS version 4 certification due to its high percentage of recycled content and appropriated process of transformation.

Un-sanctioned is an innovation-driven performance running apparel brand to be launched in September, this year. In partnership with Miti-Spa, un-sanctioned has developed and launched with two initial sustainable performance running fabrics called BottleKnit — a 100 per cent recycled polyester made from plastic bottles and WasteKnit — a 100 per cent upcycled polyamide made from industrial waste blended with Roica EF yarn for uncompromising smart stretch performance.