“We’re proud to make a contribution to research in a field that’s so important to all of us – traceability”, says Alan Garosi, Marketing Manager of Fulgar. “Consumers are faced with frequent declarations attesting to the provenance and origins of textile fibres, but they are hard to verify. Now it will be possible to put our ideas into practice. Our ID system shows that traceability is a serious matter and means the entire supply chain must take on the responsibility”.
Fulgar, a centre of Made in Italy excellence and international textile sector leader in the production of man-made yarns, has for many years been committed to research, innovation and sustainability, and now adds traceability to the portfolio of key assets in its offer.
It is the first yarn to include the new Q-NOVA® technology. Q-NOVA® is the eco-friendly fibre by Fulgar that makes the company’s production processes more sustainable because it is obtained exclusively from regenerated raw materials using a mechanical rather than chemical process. The innovative yarn has also obtained a series of green certifications, including the Global Recycled Standard and Ecolabel EU. It is also now entered on the HIGG INDEX, an index assessing the environmental impact of a garment’s entire life cycle, developed by the SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition).
Verify the authenticity of the yarn’s recycled origins
Now Q-NOVA® is also becoming traceable. A special ingredient in the polyamide, the innovative traceability system called ID (Identity) developed by Fulgar, makes it possible to verify the authenticity of the yarn’s recycled origins.
The ID system now means it is possible for third party organisations like consumer associations and government ministries to make these investigations. A further evolution of ID is currently being developed – in a few years a special scanner and garment labelling system will enable consumers to identify the yarn’s eco origins directly at the sales point