Nilit, one of the world’s largest producers of nylon 6.6 fiber for apparel and owner of the Sensil sustainable brand, has earned the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus system (ISCC+) accreditation for its primary Sensil ByNature facility in Israel.
ISCC+ accreditation for Nilit’s other facilities around the world will soon follow. The ISCC+ system is a globally applicable, independent sustainability certification program confirming renewable feedstocks’ controlled use throughout a supply chain. The system verifies the origin of the renewable feedstocks in Sensil ByNature, the sustainable nylon 6.6 with a lower environmental impact that offers brands and retailers a high-quality foundation for more ecologically responsive apparel designs.
“The ISCC+ system accreditation for Sensil ByNature is an important achievement in Nilit’s mission to enable a more sustainable apparel industry,” Ilan Melamed, Nilit’s general manager, said. “The ISCC+ certification independently validates the substantial environment benefits of Sensil ByNature so that apparel brands and retailers can incorporate these sustainable premium performance fabrics into their collections with complete confidence.”
Launched in April 2022, Sensil ByNature is the first nylon 6.6 for apparel that replaces some of the yarn’s raw materials derived from fossil fuel with renewable biogas feedstock. With the biogas solution, Senesil ByNature decreases the consumption of scarce fossil feedstocks and reduces the associated greenhouse gases that threaten the atmosphere. It gives apparel brands and retailers a verifiable tool for creating high-quality apparel with all the performance benefits of nylon 6.6 but with reduced environmental impact and improved Life Cycle Analysis.
Sensil ByNature is the latest sustainable innovation that Nilit has created for the apparel market. The company recently introduced Sensil BioCare, enhanced with a special technology proven to help lessen the persistence of textile waste in seawater and landfills. Sensil EcoCare, crafted with recycled nylon, improves circularity and LCA. Sensil WaterCare with embedded color saves up to 100 percent of the water used in the traditional wet dyeing process. Plus, the complete Sensil portfolio of products is manufactured according to Nilit’s total product sustainability criteria. These responsible yarns give designers environmentally considerate performance fabrics to create apparel collections that respond to consumer demands.
“Sensil ByNature is a ground-breaking innovation in premium nylon 6.6,” Melamed said. “Sensil ByNature will significantly reduce carbon footprint while providing the highest quality man-made fiber for apparel. This is the kind of radical product development that the textile industry requires to effectively and quickly reduce its environmental impact and move to a more responsible position in the global marketplace.”
So far, ISCC has issued more than 43,000 certifications in over 120 countries. Accreditation under the ISCC standard assures a fully transparent, deforestation-free supply chain and land protection with high biodiversity value and carbon stock. The ISCC standard complies with human, labor and land rights, as well as good management practices. Furthermore, ISCC provides the methodology, rules and guidelines for calculating and verifying greenhouse gas emissions and emission reductions.