Carvico was the first Italian industrial concern specialising in warp-knitting, dyeing and finishing and has been an outstanding landmark on the international textiles scene since 1962. Nowadays the company stands out as a leader in the beachwear, sportswear and underwear fabrics sector, thanks to constant research into quality and innovation.
Carvico’s efficient Research & Development Unit, the acquisition of modern techniques and sophisticated systems, a careful selection of raw materials and the employment of highly qualified staff have allowed the firm to offer the market entirely revolutionary and extremely competitive fabrics. The firm’s blend of technological innovation and design research ensures the creation of garments with perfect lines and high performances. The company has an increasingly closer approach to the sporting world, working with athletes from various sporting disciplines on numerous occasions. Commitment and constant dialogue have allowed the firm to attain technical perfection in some fabrics for the most active competitive sports. Carvico certifies the 100% Italian-made quality of its products and has the maximum level of technological development, compared to its competitors in the industry.
Furthermore, Carvico has always focused on respect for the environment. The firm is supporting the concept of "long-term sustainable development" by taking on the commitment to manage its resources in a wise and farsighted manner, while bearing economic, ecological and social targets in mind.
Carvico’s aim is to minimise the impact of its processes and products on the environment, comply with legal requirements regarding the environment and launch products designed and distributed on the market in an environmentally friendly way.
GREEN VISION is the name that the firm has given to its ethical commitment to nature.
Between 2002 and 2007, Carvico significantly reduced its percentage consumption while maintaining the same level of production volumes:
-14 % natural gas per metre produced
-14% electrical power per metre produced
-33% water per metre produced
(data updated on 31/12/2007)
Carvico fabrics are environmentally friendly!
VUELTA, ALASKA AND ARTICA, FIT FOR WINTERSPORTS
For its winter collection, Carvico presents technical brushed fabrics, all with brand new colour cards. These fabrics are ideal for sportswear that must guarantee high performance at high altitudes. Cycling, mountain biking, trekking and running allow for the full expression and ideal application of these fabrics.
Vuelta, Alaska and Artica provide exceptional heat insulation, optimum breathability and high resistance to pilling and abrasion. Garments made with these fabrics can be used in contact with the skin over long periods without causing irritation. Each fabric undergoes a Sanitized® bacteriostatic treatment, preventing the spread of bacteria that cause unpleasant odours.
Vuelta is a technical bi-stretch brushed fabric, perfect for practising very demanding aerobic sports, when it is essential to wear garments that guarantee proper heat exchange between the body and the outside.
This fabric is breathable, anti-pilling, abrasion-resistant and has a soft raised nap. It also offers optimum wearability, extreme softness and easy care. Its high stretch level allows the creation of clothing that is not constricting and does not limit athletes’ movements, bringing aerodynamic performance to perfection.
The fabric’s high level of heat insulation and exceptional breathability let muscles work in a warm dry environment, thus preventing muscular damage. The new colour card presented for 2010 has a broader range of colours with the inclusion, besides classic sports colours, of a vintage sports range, complemented with fresh neon accents, ideal for winter cycling gear and trendy sweatshirts with a cool young flavour.
VUELTA Composition: 85% polyamide – 15% elastane – weight: 250 g/m2
Alaska and Artica, which are similar in terms of technology, differ only in weight and composition. Researches on the fur of the polar bear, one of the rare animals capable of surviving extreme climatic conditions and broad temperature ranges, were the basis for the creation of these technical fabrics. They are made up of hundreds of hollow microfilaments, which work like an insulation chamber between the skin and the outside. The specific structure of the fabric allows natural evaporation of perspiration: absorbing very little water, the fabrics dry rapidly, while keeping the body temperature constant. This reduces energy consumption to a minimum and improves athletic performance. These fabrics strike a perfect balance between heat insulation and lightness, avoiding
constriction caused by the weight and thickness of traditional materials. They are wear-resistant, easy-care and withstand intense washing without the fibres showing signs of deterioration. The fabrics have a brand new colour card for the 2010 season: classic sporty colours (red, yellow, orange and blue) are combined with unusual dualcolour mixes, with a sports-glamour flavour. Originally designed for sports, they are also perfect for other kinds of clothing, such as sweatshirts, jackets and coats, with a casual sporty look.
ARTICA Composition: 57% polyamide – 28% polyester – 15% elastane – weight: 240 g/m2
ALASKA Composition: 57% polyamide – 23% polyester – 20% elastane – weight: 200 g/m2
WITH THE REVOLUTIONAL® FAMILY, THE REVOLUTION IN THE WARP-KNIT FABRIC INDUSTRY GOES ON
Revolutional® - Revolutional® More – Revolutional® Energy – Revolutional® Shiro – Revolutional® Gloss: Carvico broadens its range and extends the Revolutional® family
REVOLUTIONAL®...change your attitude
Latest generation tech – fabric that ensures extreme fluidity of movement and guarantees maximum muscle compression.
Revolutional® fits like a second skin, dries rapidly and guarantees exceptional breathability, keeping the body fresh and active.
It is extremely light (weighing just 155 g per square metre) and ultrafine, with a thickness reduced to 50% of classic silk charmeuse, yet at the same time it ensures optimum coverage.
The fabric provides total protection from UV rays (UPF 50+) and is abrasion resistant and anti-pilling, with a test value of 5.
It is ultra-resistant to chlorine – thanks to the fabric’s innovative construction and the use of Xtra Life LYCRA® - and to sand, which does not remain trapped between the fibres.
Non-curling: the fabric is suitable for use in making garments with raw-edged detailing because it does not curl at the sides, thanks to its elastic retention.
Composition: 71% polyamide micro – 29% Xtra Life LYCRA® – weight: 155 g/m²
Carvico presents Revolutional® Energy, a fabric with a revolutionary compression action that completes the broad Revolutional® family range. The fabric provides extraordinary elasticity, optimum muscle compression, maximum wearability and a high level of cover, yet also guarantees exceptional breathability.
The distinctive qualities of Revolutional® are taken to the extreme in Energy, a fabric that more than satisfies all the requisites for the LYCRA® Power programme. The fabric has the capacity to reduce muscle vibrations, diminishing muscle fatigue and increasing the efficiency of each movement.
Revolutional® Energy is the perfect fabric for active sports, competitive swimming and garments in larger sizes.
Composition: 71% polyamide micro – 29% Xtra Life LYCRA® – weight: 195 g/m²
The latest addition to the family: a white polyester version with a super-matte look. Shiro is ideal for transfer printing: it maintains its optimum stretchiness even after printing and is extremely rub resistant. The fabric’s innovative construction guarantees optimum yield and brightness of printed colours.
Shiro possesses all the characteristics of the Revolutional® family fabrics: reduced thickness, optimum coverage and high resistance to chlorine, sweat, pilling and UV rays.
The use of Xtra Lyfe LYCRA® also ensures optimum wearability and shape retention over time.
The advantage of Shiro is that it can be used to make white inserts to combine with any of the other fabrics from the Revolutional® family.
Composition: 80% polyester micro – 20% Xtra Life LYCRA® – weight: 190 g/m²
This fabric provides excellent coverage, guaranteeing extreme fluidity of movement and maximum comfort. These qualities, combined with the major Revolutional® characteristics, such as resistance to chlorine, pilling, sand and total protection from UV rays (UPF 50+), make More a unique fabric, perfect for swimming and sport in general.
Composition: 79% polyamide micro – 21% Xtra Life LYCRA® – weight: 175 g/m²
The Gloss version enlarges the available selection, adding a new characteristic to Revolutional®.
Thanks to a special treatment, the fabric takes on a shiny, almost wet, look.
Gloss strikes the perfect balance between hi-tech qualities and glamour. It is suitable for fashion applications, particularly for swimming costumes and dresses to be sported at poolside cocktail parties.
Composition: 71% polyamide micro – 29% Xtra Life LYCRA® – weight: 145 g/m²