Sustainability has been a growing concern and a recurring innovation theme across industries. Especially in fashion, respect and considerate use of Earth’s natural resources, and protection of animal lives, is one important and sought after goal. Billagi aim to create a new generation of ecological products: Offering certified products, high Quality Control of the end product, with a responsible production and proof of traceability
Mechanically Recycled Nylon
Nylon has the same benefits as recycled polyester: It diverts waste from landfills and its production uses much fewer resources than virgin nylon (including water, energy and fossil fuel).A large part of the recycled nylon produced comes from old fishing nets. This is a great solution to divert garbage from the ocean.
Mechanically Recycled Poluester
Recycled polyester, often called rPet, is made from recycled plastic bottles. It is a great way to divert plastic from our landfills. The production of recycled polyester requires far fewer resources than that of new fibers and generates fewer CO2 emissions. For mechanical recycling, plastic is melted to make new yarn.
Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, or Linum usitatissimum, one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history. Flax is an annual plant, which means it only lives for one growing season.
Hemp is often considered an environmental “super fibre”. Hemp fabric is made from the fibres in the herbaceous plant of the species cannabis sativa. It’s a high-yield crop that produces significantly more fibre per acre than either cotton or flax.
Recycled wool is also very sustainable option. Apart from diverting used wool garments from landfills, it saves a considerable amount of water, reduces land use for sheep grazing and avoids the use of chemicals for dyeing.Recycled wool contributes to a reduction of air, water, and soil pollution.
Recycled cotton prevents additional textile waste and requires far fewer resources than conventional or organic cotton. This makes it a great sustainable option.Cotton can be recycled using old garments or textile leftovers. The quality of the cotton may be lower than of new cotton. Recycled cotton is therefore usually blended with new cotton.The production of recycled cotton is still very limited.
Tencel (Lenzing Lyocell Product)
TENCEL® is a brand name for a fiber which is also called lyocell, manufactured by the Lenzing AG company.Tencel® is made from eucalyptus from PEFC certified forests. Eucalyptus trees grow quickly without the use of pesticides, fertilizers or irrigation. Just like rayon and viscose, lyocell is 100% biodegradable.
Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries such as Turkey, China, and parts of the USA from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.
Billagi team and Nuovatessilbrenta a company of historic Group Marzotto have partnered to create a limited-edition textile,presenting Chiton project a unique ecological combination of Recycled Polyester and Refibra Technology a high eco-friendly fabric to drive circular economy solutions in the textile world,based on a new generation of recycled materials.