LOS ANGELES, Calif .– September 16, 2021 – Circular Systems has partnered with Tintex, a sustainable textiles company based in Portugal, to launch a premium knitwear collection designed with high quality Texloop ™ RCOT ™ recycled cotton yarns Primo using Tintex Colorau ™ natural dye. Treatment, some of the least impacting materials and treatments available on the market. The collaboration sets a new precedent for the textile industry using a revolutionary patented process that replaces synthetic dyes with natural extracts and combines with ground fabric with yarns containing up to 50% recycled cotton.
Circular Systems and Tintex have teamed up to bring this essential solution to the fashion industry. Dyeing is one of the most polluting aspects of the textile industry. The World Bank estimates that 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from the dyeing of textiles and the finishing treatments applied to the fabrics. Some 72 toxic chemicals have been identified in water from textile dye alone, 30 of which cannot be removed. The Colorau natural dyeing process incorporates naturally occurring compounds like plants into substrates to produce a functional, ecological and sustainable technology. This technology also focuses on its environmental impact by eliminating potentially toxic effluents generated by synthetic dyes.
The use of low temperatures in the dyeing process and the substitution of traditional auxiliaries with natural alternatives also contributes to the overall reduction of the impacts of the process. There is no sacrifice in color durability, as Colorau focuses on natural extracts with inherent color fastness properties that can also be antimicrobial. This unique technology is designed to mimic the beauty and authenticity of nature. The collection will be available in the colors Thyme, Chestnut, Gambier and Morus Tinctoria.
Texloop RCOT Primo recycled cotton is Circular Systems’ most widely adopted impact solution, reaching millions of consumers to date. With its own innovative GRS classification from Textile Exchange (PD0067), RCOT Primo are the highest quality ring spun yarns with up to 50 percent recycled cotton with a multitude of applications in fashion products. This fabric collection marks the first time that Circular Systems has partnered with a leading partner factory like Tintex to execute a complete circular material solution, from raw materials to finished fabrics with a natural dye.
“We have admired Tintex’s work for a long time. It is one of the most sophisticated knitwear and dye finishing plants in Europe, with a strong commitment to creating low impact processes and products, ”said Isaac Nichelson, CEO and co-founder of Circular Systems. “We have worked with the great team at Tintex for years. In the latest project, we are delighted to have combined our finest Texloop RCOT Primo recycled cotton with their Colorau process to produce a beautiful collection of knit fabrics, with both durable colors and circular design fabrics.
“This collaboration with Circular Systems is a great example of how the industry is evolving to become a synergistic and integrated platform of ideas. Through a co-creation process, we put the consumer at the center of the business. We celebrate how our teams have aligned to achieve this common goal of bringing the best technologies to market. said Ricardo Silva, CEO of TINTEX.
The collection is available for purchase through Tintex and can be viewed on their website. The collection will also be presented to commercial buyers at Premiere Vision Paris from September 21 to 23. Tintex booth number 3B4 3C3.
Posted on September 28, 2021