Technical, but also eco-friendly and refined, natural fibres feature gracefully amazing properties. A revealing look by Mario Cucchetti and the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp.
Are technical but also ecological and stylish fabrics merely a utopia? No, a reality, thanks to the surprising properties of natural fibres.
The proof is found in flax, which is more than just biodegradable, breathable, thermoregulatory, insulating, lightweight and resistant. As underlined by the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (CELC, Fabrics 5B14 5C17), it also promotes relaxation and contributes to the well-being of the skin thanks to its hypoallergenic and antibacterial qualities. Confirmed by scientific studies (the ACV Lin report and The Barometer of European Flax) and guaranteed by the European Flax quality visa, the properties of European flax make this natural and sustainable material a real inspiration for summer fashion and for sport: from feminine openwork to chic lace, Polo style piqué knits and comfortable fleece in either pure linen or blended with cotton and Lycra.
Not to forget washed linen, which the Lithuanian company Klasikine Tekstile (Fabrics, 6C34 6D33) showcases in the new Première Vision Paris bag, in three colours to discover at the show.
Whether organic cotton, bamboo fibre or milk casein, Mario Cucchetti (Fabrics,5L24 5M23) has made the development of innovative natural fibres and promoting their properties the hallmark of the entire Ecotex line. Breathable, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, waterproof and anti-UV, bamboo fibre developed by this Italian company is also amazingly resistant and cool, ideal for sports and outdoorwear. Derived from milk casein, its fibre is biodegradable and contains amino acids with nutritional and bacteriostatic properties, but can also be interpreted in chic looks, thanks to its smooth and soft silky touch. Ecological, technological, sustainable: in one word, natural.