Continuing its collaborative efforts with Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japan-based manufacturer of fibres and chemicals, the Iluna Group, a leading producer of lingerie, lace, beachwear and bridal products has come out with a new line called Green Label. Green Label is a line that features lace, new double-needle bar lace and, for the very first time, fishnet stockings and jacquard aiming to represent creativity.
After a total switch last season that led the company to adopt the ROICA Eco Smart yarn by Asahi Kasei, a GRS-certified premium stretch yarn designed to ensure the recycling of production residues up to 60 per cent on all top-of-the-range Jacquardtronic and Textronic articles, the company has introduced Green Label, with the help of ROICA Eco Smart. ROICA Eco-Smart is an eco-friendly, stretch yarn with clear and certified environmental benefits that’s blended into many of this season’s new collections. This yarn uses more than 50 per cent pre- industrial waste material and is designed responsibly and ethically for customers looking to bring contemporary stretch to their own more sustainable product lines.
With Green Label, Iluna Group says it aims to become a leader in the production of lace on a global scale and offer a new typology of fully GRS-certified products. The Iluna Group was founded in 1969 based on an idea of Luigi Annovazzi, to produce pre-shaped bra cups. In 1985, Iluna acquired the Ondoli di Cuggiono plant, specialised in the production of elastic lace, challenging the French Leavers lace. The products, which constitute the core business of the group, are microfibre fabric and tulle, elastic and non-elastic lace for external apparel, underwear, corsetry and beachwear, hosiery, and articles without stitching, using Karl Mayer technology.