THE COMMON GOAL OF FULGAR, SHIMA SEIKI AND NABA IS A SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE TRAINING OF THE GREEN DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE
The new special sustainable supply chain project by Fulgar, leading company in man-made yarns, together with NABA, the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti and Shima Seiki, active in the production of knitting machinery, has recently concluded.
After a selection process, the student chosen was Liu Yijie, in the first year of the Textile Design course, who, to express her "ethical" creativity, chose to use the innovative Q-CYCLE® yarn by Fulgar.
Thus was born a sustainable capsule collection inspired by the lunar landscape, recreated thanks to a weaving process resulting from Shima Seiki's technological skills.
The young designer says: “The new generations are increasingly sensitive to environmental issues and it is for this reason that it was interesting to create a mini collection with particular attention to the raw materials used. Such as Q-CYCLE® by Fulgar, a material with characteristics identical to a normal polyamide yarn, but with a green soul, because it is obtained from the recycling of end-of-life tires. The goal of us young eco-designers must be to generate and spread a new way of thinking, to develop a sensitive fashion, attentive to climate change and the environment."
Alan Garosi, Head of Marketing at Fulgar, says: "We believe it is essential for a greener future to place training more and more at the center of the Italian fashion system because, starting from a new generation of stylists, it is possible to develop creativity and an innovative approach already grounded in sustainability and social responsibility.”
Federica Muschio, Showroom Coordinator at Shima Seiki Italia, says: "For us at Shima Seiki Italia it is an honor to support the new generations and new projects, through our technology, which aims to be more innovative every year, in compliance with an ever-changing world. With our machines we intend to show all the faces of knitwear and its experimentation; through the use of yarns from the FULGAR company, unconventional in the world of knitwear, and NABA, an academy of great reference for fashion, we have the possibility of being able to reveal our core business to the students.”
Colomba Leddi, NABA Fashion Design Area Leader, concludes by saying: “It is very important for NABA to be closely connected with companies that carry out research in the fields of new technologies and innovative materials, with a view to conscious fashion production. The students of the MA in Textile Design have tackled this ambitious project with great commitment which promotes their creativity, enhancing their ability to develop original creations with a green soul, enhancing the potential of Fulgar's Q-CYCLE yarn and with the use of technology of Shima Seiki Italy”.