Focusing on supreme naturality
Already popular as alternative materials for the leather goods and footwear sectors, pineapple and banana fibres are now joining the natural textiles sector. Spinning techniques continue to evolve to offer fabrics and ribbons in natural materials such as silks, cottons or the most sophisticated recycled cashmeres. Inherently virtuous hemps, linens and nettles can be used in many formats including padding, for entirely plant-based silhouettes. Naturality also finds its way into the coloured check patterns created using the original colours of the wools. Natural dyes have been perfected and can offer delicate ranges, made without controversial inputs, and ready to resist the ravages of time! On the leather side, vegetable tannins, coming from sustainable forests and olive leaves, are capturing attention, with fine leathers and even softer handles.