Introduction Of The First Biodegradable Fabrics For Workwear At Techtextil 2022

Carrington Textiles states to be the first textile manufacturer that uses biodegradable technology to produce workwear fabrics. Recently the company launched the new fabrics Orca and Hawksbill, which are stated to be of superior quality by addition of the new CiCLO fibre.

The CiCLO technology is a sustainable textiles ingredient in the form of an additive that is combined with polyester at the very beginning of the fibre making process. When CiCLO polyester reaches the environment – either by washing or at the garment’s end of life, it reacts like natural fibres, successively reducing microplastic pollution and textile accumulation. Hawksbill’s composition includes 65% CiCLO polyester and 35% organic cotton. Whereas Orca combines 26% recycled CiCLO polyester, 29% virgin CiCLO polyester and 35% Better Cotton.

Contrary to fast fashion business models, the company states to focus on the utilisation of fabrics that can withstand industrial washes and multiple uses. For instance, Flamestat 250 gsm – , a recently launched member of the Flamestat family, is guaranteed to last the lifetime of the garment. At the same time, this fabric is not only fire-retardant to the standards EN ISO 11612, EN ISO 14116 index 3 and EN ISO 11611, but it also has antistatic properties to the EN ISO 1149-3-5 standard.