Founded in 1868, Swiss textile manufacturer SCHOELLER TEXTIL AG is launching its latest sustainable textile collection RE-SOURCE as part of its comprehensive brand strategy as consumers are demanding more sustainable alternatives. Schoeller’s new recycled textile collection RE-SOURCE creates ‘a symbiosis of the highest quality, design, and current sustainability standards for consumers’ and will be exhibited at this week’s PERFORMANCE DAYS textile fair in Munich from 15-16 March.
For the Schoeller brand, textile innovation means creating holistic added value – for wearer, brand and nature. Antonio Gatti Balsarri, chief commercial officer, said, “With RE-SOURCE, we are fully focused on our Schoeller brand vision for a better future for people and the planet through contributions to the textile industry. By giving new life to previously used materials, we create ecological and social added value.”
Textile innovations within RE-SOURCE feature Schoeller textile technologies to offer breathability, thermal regulation, wind and water resistance with a mission to make nature tangible. All textile innovations in the collection are made from bio-based, post- and pre-consumer materials, such as recycled polyester and spandex.
Two textile innovations have been lined with natural NATIVA merino wool on the interior, offering wearing comfort produced under the highest sustainability standards. The entire production process of NATIVA merino wool is 100% transparent and traceable for consumers using blockchain technology. NATIVA farms worldwide meet strict social and ecological requirements for animal welfare (mulesing free), land management and ethical labour guidelines.
All RE-SOURCE textile innovations are bluesign approved – the international standard for responsible and sustainable textile production. “Sustainability meets multifunctionality,” added COO Hans Kohn, “For RE-SOURCE, we used the special Q-cycle process. The resilient and durable Q-cycle polyamide is obtained by pyrolysis of used tires, thereby saving CO2 emissions compared to the combustion process.”