E*RETRACE: RECYCLED, CARBON POSITIVE AND TRACEABLE YARNS INTRODUCED TO MARKET
A unique collaboration between Grupo IMPETUS®, ECOLIFE YARNS® (Belda Llorens), Good Earth Cotton® and FIBRETRACE® has resulted in a collection of completely traceable, recycled and carbon positive fibre yarns being introduced to market.
ECOLIFE collects pre-consumer and post-consumer waste textiles including linen, cotton and polyester, which are processed into new yarns. To maintain environmental integrity, yet add a soft and breathable quality, Good Earth Cotton® – the world’s first carbon positive cotton grown in Australia – is added.
The E*Retrace® yarn collection consists of three different blends;
- E*RetraceCO+® is the first positive carbon recycled yarn, 30% recycled fibers post-industrial mechanical process + 70% Good Earth Cotton. Open-End Process + FIBRETRACE®
- E*ReTrace100® is 100% recycled fiber, 30% post-industrial recycled fiber mechanical process + 70% pre / post consumer recycled fiber. Open-End Process + FIBRETRACE®
- E*Retrace30® is made with 30% recycled fibers post-industrial mechanical process + 70% cotton, tencel, viscose, etc. Open-End Process + FIBRETRACE®
All E*Retrace® yarns are backed by the power of FIBRETRACE® transparency technology. FIBRETRACE® provides brands with the highly coveted solution for supply chain custody to verify sustainability claims and authenticity of fibre through real-time verification and quantification.
Grupo IMPETUS has been the company in charge of testing the finishes and models to validate the use of thread.
“ECOLIFE has long provided brands with innovative and sustainable yarn solutions, our goal has been to continuously work towards net-zero climate impact. Our partnership with IMPETUS®, Good Earth Cotton® and FIBRETRACE® allows us to take another step forward and answer the global market demand for positive impact textile solutions.” said Francisco Mataix, Director of Belda Lloréns and ECOLIFE.
Belda Llorens works alongside several high-profile brands with ECOLIFE, including Kering, Impetus, El Ganso, Ganni, Inditex and Adidas – the goal of the business is to produce high quality, conscious and responsibly made products.
Through this industry wide global collaboration, we can see that a net-zero impact future for textiles is possible.
The E*Retrace® yarn collection will be available through from September 2021.
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ABOUT GOOD EARTH COTTON®
Good Earth Cotton® is the world’s first carbon positive cotton and sequesters more carbon than it emits across its entire growth lifecycle.
Led by data, innovation, and best practice, Good Earth Cotton® employs modern regenerative and smart farming practices such as; minimal-to-zero tillage, crop rotation, organic waste amendments, solar & renewable energy, biodiversity, precision spraying and low-water usage to minimise its global environmental footprint and maximise soil health. As a result, Good Earth Cotton® paves the way for cotton farming globally to be carbon positive, low water and low energy.
Good Earth Cotton® ensures that the efforts and positive impact at farm can be traced throughout the global supply chain and give brands and consumers the confidence they demand from the products they purchase.
The core of the FibreTrace® technology is a patented luminescent pigment that is embedded in raw fibres (or optionally at yarn spinning) and is traced, verified and audited in real time at each step of the global textile supply chain. This is achieved via a proprietary handheld FIBRETRACE® Bluetooth® Scanner that identifies and quantifies pigments in fibre, yarn, fabric and finished goods that send encrypted data into secure blockchain and software that was specifically designed and engineered for the textile and apparel supply chain.
FibreTrace® delivers end-to-end traceability and real-time results and data, housed on a FibreTrace® platform that can be accessed securely via any device connected to the internet.
FibreTrace®’s mission is to ensure every member of the textile supply chain has the ability to take direct accountability to reduce the environmental impact of the global industry. In doing so, they aim to ultimately provide the consumer the opportunity to choose a transparent and sustainable supply chain to follow and purchase from.
Good Earth Cotton® by ECOLIFE YARNS®