Cameluxe, closing the loop
In a Circular Economy the aim is to create less waste by making the most out of every possible material and fabric involved in the production process. In our case, recovered scraps of camel fabrics are Upcyled from the production of coats (and not only) in order to create a warm insulation.
This padding is capable of maintaining the same properties of virgin materials, without requiring additional consumption.
Cameluxe is created in three steps:
- firstly, recovered materials are gathered and sorted in Northern Italy
- secondly, they are transformed through a mechanic process into very fine fibres;
- lastly, the fibres are blended with recycled polyester, creating a high performing insulating mix, ready to be processed to create the padding.
This process, whose patent was filed, allowed us to create a highly resilient product, which features extraordinary tensile and strength qualities and with consistent insulating capacity. Made through a process that is less impactful in terms of energy consumption, waste production, water usage, CO2 emissions, Cameluxe is a new frontier for ecologically-responsible fashion, giving new purpose to otherwise discarded precious materials.
This project is carried forward under the aegis of the Global Recycling Standard, a certification promoted by Textile Exchange, an established non-profit institution, that for over 15 years has been supporting responsible and sustainable product development in the textile industry