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Polylana Fiber Expands Network to Europe in Near-Shoring Move

Polylana yarn is now also available as “Made in Europe,” starting with the two first nominated spinners– Italy’s Alpes Filati and Turkey’s Karacasu Tekstil.

Expanding the network of Polylana yarn spinners has always been part of the long-term plan for Dutch cleantech startup The Movement. Europe is likely to become a next textile boom, besides main production in Asia, the company says. Finding nominated spinning partners for Polylana yarn was key for The Movement to make Polylana yarn available for European knitters.

Alpes, based in Northern Italy, now specializes in Polylana fiber with wool blends. Karacasu Tekstil has been a staple of Turkish textile since 1996, however it was its dedication to sustainability that has linked it to Polylana fiber. The mills specializes in yarn from Polylana fiber with a cotton blend.

By expanding its spinner network onto new shores, the Polylana fiber team hopes to extend the reach of its eco-efficient Polylana knitting yarn and offer the opportunity for brands and retailers to source and produce more locally. Besides shorter lead times and flexibility, this new trend reduces CO2 emissions due to less movement of goods.

Polyana fibers are said to use 76 percent less energy, 85 percent less water and release 92 percent less CO2 emission during production compared to acrylic fiber production. Polylana fibers also reduce energy emission during the dyeing process compared to recycled polyester, since they can be dyed at low temperatures, while recycled polyester must be dyed at a high temperature, the company said.

The Movement is offering innovative sustainable fiber and yarn solutions for the textile industry that’s 100 percent traceable. Its sustainable brands are Polylana Fiber eco-efficient knitting fiber and Aware traceability solution based on tracer and blockchain technology. Using the Aware integrity solution, Polylana fibers can be identified in the final product, long after the textile processing and conversion steps.