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Chargeurs PCC Debuts Sustainable Products With Traceable Nativa Wool

Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies launched two sustainable wool padding blends featuring blockchain-backed Nativa wool at the Milano Unica trade show on Wednesday.

The blends create solutions that retain loft, control odors, provide natural thermoregulation and are moisture resistant, on top of being traceable and sustainable, Chargeurs PCC said.

“By using Nativa wool fibers in Chargeurs PCC padding, we have created new possibilities for supreme performance, comfort, warmth and hand feel,” said Gianluca Tanzi, CEO of Chargeurs Textile. “Working together with Chargeurs Luxury Materials, we have been able to create unique products that combine the best features of wool together with sustainable fibers for performance and comfort.”

ChargeursPCC has designed a blend with 85 percent sustainable Nativa wool and 15 percent environmentally friendly, plant-derived polylactic (PLA), which offers enhanced degradability, as well as a blend with 80 percent sustainable Nativa wool and 20 percent durable, recycled polyester certified by GRS for traceability.

Nativa branded fiber was launched by Chargeurs Luxury Materials, a specialist in luxury combed wool and sister company to Chargeurs PCC under Chargeurs Textile. Along with following Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard, the farms that supply Nativa are also held to a second proprietary protocol that includes four pillars surrounding animal welfare, land management, social responsibility and traceability via blockchain technology.

“Nativa leads the way in terms of social, animal and environmental responsibility,” Tanzi said. “We’re very proud to now incorporate Nativa wool into products for the customers of Chargeurs PCC. By using Nativa, the world’s best brands get to prove their strong commitment to transparency, sustainability and responsibility and prove their respect for the new standards expected by consumers.”

Last year, Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies and CLO Virtual Fashion, a specialist in 3D garment simulation technology, made Chargeurs’ digital assets available in the CLO-SET Connect virtual open marketplace. The partnership empowers designers with comprehensive 3D rendering and pattern-making capabilities that limit the need to create and ship physical samples, preventing material waste and significantly shortening product development cycles and time to market.

Parent company Chargeurs is based in France and serves clients in more than 90 countries. Chargeurs has over 2,000 employees across 45 countries.