We well know that our planet is in a state of environmental emergency, with air, water and land pollution as protagonists of our global problems.
Every year around one million tonnes of fabric are produced in Europe for the manufacturing of garments using spinning techniques in which natural fibers such as cotton or wool are combined with synthetic fibers such as polyester, polyamide or Polypropylene. These blends of natural and synthetic fibers are intended to improve the aspects related to the comfort and durability of the garments, however, recycling these fabrics at the end of their useful life is complicated, since both types of fibers are intermixed and they cannot be easily separated without the use of highly environmentally damaging products.
Companies in our sector are challenged to carry out a radical change towards innovative products with high added value to face the countdown in which we find ourselves.
At Cintas Martell we want to be an active part of a sustainable solution, that is why we are committed to degradable and biodegradable yarns and fibers with our new MARTELL BioCare line: elastics created with incorporated sustainable microfibers that will disintegrate much faster than other synthetic fibers, which reduces the risk of accumulation of textile waste in water and on land.
The main objectives of MARTELL BioCare are to obtain 100% biobased and biodegradable elastics that achieve the performance and meet the technical requirements that the sustainable textile sector demands. Indicated for applications in intimate clothing, sports, labor protection, technical, etc.
MARTELL BioCare elastics are designed to reduce the impact on the planet’s ecosystems. They are enriched with an additive that accelerates the breakdown of microfibers in oceans and landfills; allow easy dyeing and finishing; and they are soft to the touch, strong and durable. In short, more sustainable while maintaining the highest quality, durability and aesthetics.
Our proposal begins with a specific line for lingerie: the COCOONING collection. This new collection is made up of a strap, a simple edging, a folding edging and a waist; all of them in different widths and with an environmentally friendly pastel color palette.