Italian spinner creates cotton fibre from clothing offcuts

An Italian spinner is launching a cotton fabric derived from cuttings generated during clothing manufacture. Marchi & Fildi says Ecotec fibre can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 56%, energy consumption by 50% and water use by 78% compared with standard cotton. The Italian company operates an R&D centre and says there are opportunities for partnership, allowing clients to create new ECOTEC products. Ecotec will be launched for the autumn-winter 2016/2017 season, and presented by textile body CLASS (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy)…

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