For the second consecutive year Ventile®, manufacturers of the world’s most effective, natural, all-weather cotton textile, increase its sustainable fabric offering on the back of high customer demand.
Despite the challenges faced by fabric producers as a result of the global pandemic, the technical textile manufacturer has developed three new fabrics to add to its expanding sustainable fabric range. In a market first, Ventile® launches a lyocell and linen blended fabric, Ventile® Eco 290, combining 70% lyocell and 30% linen fibers. The result is a sustainable, water repellent fabric for designers.
To support growing customer demand, Ventile® has also added two new fabrics to its current recycled offering. The lighter-weight Ventile® 250 RCO, and the Ventile® 230 RCO poplin fabric, are both made from 100% recycled cotton and GRS certified. After the successful development of its recycled fabric in 2018, the popularity of the Ventile® sustainable range has grown exponentially. Last year the brand reported a 115% growth in its sales of Ventile® Organic Cotton Fabric over the past three years, with ¼ of all Ventile® sales now coming from sustainable fabrics.
Ventile® Production Manager, Daniel Odermatt, said: “Our Ventile® sustainable range has developed over time almost entirely from customer requests for sustainable fabrics. At our core, we are committed to offering well-made fabric that offers a sustainable textile option. The latest edition, Ventile® Eco 290 a lyocell and linen blend, is made from the wood-like fibers of the eucalyptus tree. This raw material is a great sustainable option for fabric yarns.”
“Our Eco 290 fabric comes in at 290g and so it is one of the heavier fabrics we produce. This trait means it is great for coats and accessories and has proven popular with shoe manufacturers. For Ventile®, the expansion of our offering is vital to us as we continue to work with our customers to create products of the highest quality that only get better with age. ”