In order to reconfirm its commitment to safeguarding the environment, already clearly expressed in an explicit statement of purpose, Jersey Lomellina S.p.A. expands it 2014 collection with the addition of two brand new, highly sustainable fabrics: Terra and Aria.
Both fabrics were born from an ambitious project, the LCC – Life Cycle Control – which involves two important Italian companies, Carvico ed Aquafil (leader in the production of man-made fibers), Terra and Aria are the concrete evidence of Jersey Lomellina’s Green Vision, since they are made of Econyl® hollow fiber, a 100% recycled polyamide yarn.
Taking wastes away from the landfill to give them a new life. A simple principle, a feasible project which can have a dramatic effect with reference to the protection of eco-systems since it promotes a different way to exploit materials which have got to the end of their useful life: such materials are no longer seen as a problem to be solved but as a possible The Econyl® hollow fiber is produced starting from the recovery and processing of post industrial and post-consumer materials such as fishing nets, voile, fluff (from old carpet). The so-called PA 6 (polyamide 6) found in such products is transformed through an innovative chemical-mechanical process, in a new polymer and then into a new yarn to be employed for the production of high performance, techno-fabrics such as Terra and Aria.
This is possible since recycled polyamide is a high quality product which is not altered in its technical, aesthetical and tactile features, and is perfectly equal to the virgin fiber. The hollow fiber, moreover, can also be used for the production of fabrics which ensure better performances if compared with the “standard” fibers: fabrics which are light but non see-through, breathable, insulating and highly UV protective.
Designed for trendy beachwear, Terra ensures excellent performance along with the soft and delicate hand feel, typical of circular knit fabrics. Having been awarded the prestigious Xtra Life LYCRA® certificate, this brand new fabric by Jersey Lomellina is highly resistant to chlorine, sun creams and oil, it guarantees a perfect fit and maximum comfort; it naturally reflects sun rays and boasts a really high cover factor in all twelve shades of the colour card. Terra is therefore the ideal partner for the most sophisticated and fashion conscious women, who wish to feel “pampered” even under the sun.
Aria, is ultra-light, impalpable, and extremely stretch thus ensuring maximum freedom of movement. Weighting only 80g/m2, as light as a feather, Aria is the perfect fabric for the creation of underwear items which enhance femininity. Dedicated to sensual, elegant women, it is available in 12 exclusive and delicate nuances.