It is no secret that the textile is one of world’s most pollutant industries. With rapid increase in the use of synthetic fabrics which lasts for long years is a big worry for the environment.
Researchers have been looking for ways to make it more sustainable for years. To produce synthetic fibers with characteristics and special manufacturing processes to make it more biodegradable.
Thanks to technological innovation, garments made with biodegradable synthetic fibers are able to ensure the wearer with high performance, combining maximum physical comfort with technical characteristics capable of making them suitable for certain environments or for carrying out particular activities.
M.I.T.I have developed BioBack technology which uses accelerated biodegradability yarns made thanks to two special components.
First it uses Amni Soul Eco® Polyamide, fashioned by Fulgar, which does not comprise toxic components and is capable of biodegrade in very fast way throughout its end of life phase.
The process is simple: by getting in contact with existing microorganisms, in an autogenous environment, a process is started which causes the yarn to degrade within 5 years compared to the 50-100 years of a classic synthetic fiber.
Also, during its production and transformation cycle, this polyamide has a very limited effect on the environment – with low water consumption for its creation and energy necessary for the care of the garment, such as drying and ironing.
Secondly, elastane of Asahi Kasei’s Eco Smart Roica™ V550 range, produced sustainably from a latest generation polymer. This hi-tech stretch fiber also consumes less energy to be produced than standard elastomers and does not release toxic substances during the degradation process.
This is confirmed by the Cradle to Cradle™ certification, which promotes the creation and use of non-toxic products and materials in full respect of a sustainable circularity.