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Italian Brand High Taps Isko for Circular and Performance Denim

Italian brand High is the latest to tap into Isko’s R-Two family of circular fabrics, which combine reused and recycled materials to help close the production loop. The brand’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection includes a women’s denim jacket and jeans made with the sustainable fabric.

R-Two fabrics are made with reused materials derived from Isko’s own production loss, which is tracked, traced and has the Content Claim Standard (CCS) certification. The reused cotton is then blended with recycled polyester derived from PET bottles. Depending on the content, fabrics can have the Recycled Claim Standard (RSC) certification or Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification. The process is fully traced, documented and audited by Isko’s yarn supplier Sanko.

High’s body-hugging garments are made with both sustainability and craftsmanship in mind. The jacket features an asymmetrical zipper closure and a mandarin collar, with ribbed details at the shoulder and silver hardware. The jeans, which use Isko’s famed high-stretch Jeggings technology, feature a skinny fit and similar paneling and hardware throughout.

Isko x High
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“We are always happy to collaborate, especially when it comes to relationships with players that resonate with Isko’s values,” said Elena Faleschini, Isko’s global field marketing manager. “Attention to details, research on style and creativity, the quest for the more advance and responsible solutions—this project embodies them all and, to us, these are the perfect ingredients to develop a better industry.”

Because of its circular offerings, Isko’s R-Two fabrics have gotten the attention of numerous brands, including Italian brand Haikure, which introduced its newest collection “Reloved” at Milan Fashion Week last year.

Circularity is a top focus for the Turkish textile manufacturer, which published its first sustainability impact report last year documenting the ways it’s achieving its sustainability targets according to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the report, Isko pledged to create long-lasting fabrics with exceptional performance while using fewer resources.