Carvico
Jersey Lomellina
2 July 2014

VITA: CLASSIC BECOMES AVANT-GARDE

Vita by Carvico, synonymous to sustainability and cutting-edge technology, premières in France at the Interfilière exhibition in Paris. Designed and developed over 6000 hours of thorough research carried out by the company’s R&D team, thanks to relevant investments, Vita is the new frontier of competition swimwear, beachwear and sportswear.
Made of 78% Econyl®, a 100% regenerated polyamide yarn, this brand new fabric by Carvico S.p.A., is not only eco-friendly but also high-performance. The presence of a 22% of  XTRA LIFE LYCRA® elastomer makes it particularly resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils.
For the first time ever, we have carried out a special live test, conducted in the swimming pool and therefore chlorinated water, so to simulate real life conditions: a challenge lasting 8800 hours.
A detailed comparative program allowed us to compare Vita, made of XTRA LIFE LYCRA® and a similar fabric made by a competitor. The outcome of such test was as follows:
- Excellent shape retention power and recovery even after 100 hours of real use. The  elastomer was absolutely not damaged by chlorine, while the competitor’s fabric showed some breakage after only 75 hours. 
- Vita has maintained also its compression power which is 4 times higher than its competitor.
If the pool tests have unmistakably shown Vita superiority in terms of chlorine resistance, some lab tests simulating the actual use of the beachwear garments, have confirmed its higher resistance to suntan creams and oils. 

The joint action of chlorinated water and suntan creams and oils, inevitably damage the fabric but thanks to its innovative construction and the use of the best raw materials currently available on the market, Vita features remain exactly the same even after 240 hours spent into chlorinated water after having been covered in suntan cream.
Thinner than classic charmeuse (20% thinner), Vita is compact and non see-through; in addition to this it is smooth and soft, thanks to the use of multi-filament polyamide. Garments made with this fabric by Carvico are comfortable and extremely pleasant on the skin, perfect for spending time on the beach or at the swimming-pool. Featuring excellent “power” and recovery and high elasticity, Vita fits the body perfectly, remodelling  the silhouette and ensuring, at the same time, total freedom of movement. But this new fabric by Carvico is much more than this: it is highly breathable, moisture wicking, and UV protective (UPF 50+). Vita has also passed all tests foreseen by the  LYCRA® BEAUTY and LYCRA® BEAUTY for swimwear platforms by Invista, being awarded such certificates for being ideal both for beachwear and underwear thanks for its shaping power. Vita is thus the perfect fabric for those women who are looking for a little but efficient beauty secret.  

Are you after the latest “green” novelty ?! Choose Vita by Carvico: synonymous to sustainability and textile advanced technology!