Eurojersey continues to expand its range of warp-knit patented fabrics with an eye toward quality, function and bettering the planet. The company, which operates its sustainable, large-scale operation in Italy, has demonstrated a tireless commitment to research and development. Eurojersey’s vertically integrated plant allows it to manage the whole process from knitting to dyeing and finishing to printing.
Eurojersey’s signature Sensitive® Fabrics’ range allows applications across intimates, swim, activewear and ready to wear. The textiles’ soft hand and lightweight structure, which is 50 percent thinner than traditional fabrics in the category, result in comfortable apparel that’s pleasing to have against the skin. The fabric also moves with the body thanks to a high percentage of Lycra fiber, which gives it a tridimensional stretch. Further, the open honeycomb construction results in breathability that allows for perspiration and temperature control.
The unique knitting structure provides for a smooth, homogeneous surface that lends a brilliance to the colors. Through an exclusive 3-D digital printing technique, Eurojersey is able to produce high-definition textures, resulting in depth and definition. The company has also developed Ecoprint, a technology that uses pigments to draw patterns on the fabric and uses 60 percent less water, 30 percent less energy and emits 60 percent less greenhouse gases compared with traditional printing.
A hallmark of the Sensitive® Fabrics line is sustainability both in the production process as well as throughout the garment’s lifecycle. Through the company’s SensitivEcoSystem®, Eurojersey works with all stakeholders along the supply chain to ensure its products have a minimum effect on the environment, including adhering to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals program.
In addition to exclusively tapping renewable sources to meet all of its energy needs, Eurojersey powers its office building via a solar PV system that produces 17,000 kilowatts per year. Moreover, it saves 200 tonnes of oil equivalent through use of a fume purification system that yields about 30 million liters of hot water annually. The system allows the company to reduce its carbon dioxide output by 400 tons and reduces the amount of oil released into the atmosphere by 12,000 liters. Further, Eurojersey has actively worked to reduce the amount of packaging it uses and ensures both fabric and cellophane scraps are recycled.
After a successful three-year partnership, Eurojersey has renewed its support for the World Wildlife Fund in Italy to raise awareness of sustainable fishing and the importance of the shark population in the region. Through earlier initiatives, Eurojersey has supported WWF’s work to combat the effects of over fishing and pollution through the establishment of a sea turtle rehabilitation center where injured animals are nursed back to health.
To further the company’s research and development efforts, Eurojersey has teamed up with the Italian National Research Council, the largest public research institution in the country, to compare its Sensitive® Fabrics to other man-made fabrics to measure the amount of microplastic particles released upon washing and drying the garments. In response to the issue of microplastics, Eurojersey is focused on extending even more the lifecycle of its fabrics, with the goal of making them as durable as possible.
To contact Eurojersey, visit sensitivefabrics.it.