Environmental Tulle and Power Nets


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Nearly 50% of the world’s clothing is made of polyester and this percentage will increase in the coming years. We are facing the challenge to produce our knitted fabrics more and more from sustainable materials instead of the conventional man-made fibers.

Swisstulle’s new range of knitted tulle and power nets are knitted from recycled polyester or polyamide. They are targeted at lingerie and underwear manufacturers and create the basis for classic or modern embroidery. At the same time, they can also be used unembroidered in lingerie pieces, combined with other textiles. The different qualities are not only pleasant to the touch, but also meet the high technical requirements of embroidery and apparel manufacturers.

The quality of the recycled fibres is in no way lower than the properties of virgin polyester or polyamide. Swisstulle has developed a range of seven qualities in different weights, hole sizes and designs. The articles made of rec. PES include a fantasy tulle, a classic and closed knit tulle. From rec. PA they offer power nets with an ~20% elastane content, also recycled from the ROCIA™ brand. All recycled yarns are certified according to the Global Recycle Standard (GRS). Swisstulle is able to offer customer colours dyed in their own dye house. They also offer a knitted tulle made of Amni Soul Eco®, the first biodegradable polyamide. According to the manufacturer, this material is biodegraded within three years (based on ASTM D5511).

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