Tearfil, the spinning company that since 2019 has been increasing its commitment to sustainability, will start using the DuPont’S Sorona® bio-based fibres to create sustainable and high-performance yarns for the clothing industry.
The Sorona® fibre is made up of 37% vegetable ingredients, which results in a 30% energy reduction during manufacture, and 63% less greenhouse gas emissions when compared to Nylon 6. For that, Sorona® is certified with the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification, as well as endorsed by the Textile Exchange, The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and the Ellen McArthur Foundation.
“We believe that collaboration is the key to create the best products. The magic we do is only possible thanks to our reliable partners in fibres and technology. Sustainability or performance: why not have everything? The Sorona® fibre proves how future-oriented high-performance textiles can also be sustainable and environmentally conscious”, said Maria de Belém Machado, Tearfil’s CEO.
Offering brands a sustainable alternative to traditionally non-recyclable materials, this fibre has high-performance attributes such as softness, elasticity, shape recovery, flexibility, and resistance to stains without the need for topical treatments, making it the choice of reputable brands like The North Face, Helly Hansen and Stella McCartney.