At the Future Fabrics Expo in London on Tuesday, apparel interlinings manufacturer Chargeurs PCC launched the first collection of inner components made with sustainable and traceable, blockchain-backed Nativa wool, which counts Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Madewell, Napapijri and Reformation among its users.
The new Nativa collection includes an assortment of interlinings, garment padding and insulation, shoulder pads, felts and chest canvas for suiting that combine long-lasting performance with washable, moisture-resistant comfort and softness, the company said.
The Chargeurs PCC Nativa line of inner components is made with certified, natural Merino wool fibers that are traceable across the entire value chain, from the farms where the sheep are bred and shorn to the factories where the fibers are spun or knitted to the end garment. Brands incorporating Chargeurs PCC inner components made with Nativa wool can communicate their sustainability credentials to customers by leveraging the Nativa story of certified traceability.
“Sustainability has become a crucial priority for the global fashion industry and we are thrilled to launch this first-of-its-kind collection of green interlining solutions made with traceable Nativa wool,” said Gianluca Tanzi, CEO of Chargeurs Textile. “This collection enables brands to prove their strong commitment to transparency, sustainability and social responsibility, as the Nativa label guarantees traceability backed by blockchain technology. We are constantly working to create innovative products using the highest-quality sustainable materials that offer long-lasting performance, comfort and softness and this is the latest step in our journey toward creating a more circular fashion industry.”
Chargeurs Luxury Materials, known for its luxury combed wool and sister company to Chargeurs PCC, developed the Nativa branded fiber concept. The farms that supply the wool for Nativa follow the Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard, a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on.
These suppliers also must adhere to the Nativa protocol that covers animal welfare, land management, corporate social responsibility and traceability via blockchain technology.
“With this launch, we now have a wider portfolio of Nativa products to offer our current customers and we can introduce the Nativa concept to Chargeurs PCC’s customers,” Federico Paullier, managing director of Chargeurs Luxury Materials, said. “Nativa supports end brands with sustainability in wool, with full traceability from farm to brand, CSR along the supply chain and innovative fiber solutions. By partnering with Chargeurs PCC, we can now add many essential inner components to our offering, as well.”