Nativa Silk Pad is the new padding 100% recycled with the amazing ability to keep us cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cold.
Silk has a smooth, soft texture that is not slippery, unlike many synthetic fibers. Silk’s absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm weather and during sport performances. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather.
Silk’s part is composed by pre-consumer yarn’s wastes – these come from the end of cones which are discarded during the production of noble pure silk fabrics. The cones are recovered and the part of pure silk is removed and then degummed.
The degumming, if realized adequately, gives the fiber itself an incomparable shine and brightness. The method that is most commonly followed is the one which tends to exploit soapy solutions (first of all Marseille soap). The fibroin, which composes 75% of the yarn, is finally mixed with GRS polyester staple fibers.
GRS - Global Recycled Standard is an holistic certification for products with recycled contents. The GRS is promoted by Textile Exchange, one of the most important no-profitorganization that promotes international responsible and sustainable development in the textile industry. With this standard, Textile Exchange acknowledges the crucial importance of recycling for the growth of a sustainable production and consumption model; it aims to encourage the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and to increase the quality of recycled products.