Schoeller Textil AG announces the launch of its new recycled textile collection RE-SOURCE, creating a symbiosis of the highest quality, design, and current sustainability standards for consumers.
Consumers are demanding more sustainable alternatives from the textile industry that don’t sacrifice modern design and high functionality. For Schoeller Textil AG, sustainability and performance have never been just trends. They have been core brand principles, in place for more than 150 years: developing innovative textiles for use in and in harmony with nature.
For the Schoeller brand, textile innovation means creating holistic added value – for wearer, brand and nature.
Antonio Gatti Balsarri, chief commercial officer, on the impact mission of the recycled textile collection:
“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.”
The RE-SOURCE textile innovations guarantee best performance thanks to the highest level of wearing comfort, durability, and optimal weather protection: in urban environments, as workwear, or on the most demanding mountain tours. The textile innovations within RE-SOURCE are also equipped with Schoeller textile technologies to offer breathability, thermal regulation, wind and water resistance.
The Mission of the collection: Make nature tangible.
RE-SOURCE gives valuable materials new life in the form of high-performance textiles. 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 in the collection have been lined with natural NATIVA merino wool on the interior, which offers maximum wearing comfort and is produced under the highest sustainability standards.
Transparent supply chains for consumers
The entire production process of NATIVA merino wool is 100 percent 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 labor guidelines.
Furthermore, Schoeller is committed to the CODE OF CONDUCT, which guarantees transparent supply chains, environmental protection, and fair working conditions. All RE-SOURCE textile innovations are bluesign approved – the international standard for responsible and sustainable textile production.
“Sustainability meets multifunctionality” Hans Kohn, COO, Schoeller Technologies AG, on the innovative Q-Cycle process
“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.”