newlife™ is currently certified by grs (global recycle standards by textile exchange) and oeko-tex®. according to the LCA (life cycle assessment) study by ICEA (institute for ethic and environmental certification) newlife™ production allows savings in consumption of energy resources and CO2 emissions compared to virgin polyester fibers production.
this yarn is knit into the fabrics we use. all our fabrics provide thermal insulation, comfort & lightness in weight with a feeling of natural fibers. all our fabrics have an accreditation number associated with them to easily track from bottle source to filament and finally into fabric.
- ultrasuede begins with polymer ultra-microfibers spun so light and fine, a strand measuring more than 50 miles long would weigh less than a gram.
- these strands are then transformed via a complex process that includes ironing, curling, cutting and needle-punching into a soft, felt-like material that is then impregnated with a special adhesive binder.
- the end result: ultrasuede a richly complex non-woven fabric offering an unparalleled combination of luxury, appeal, performance and ease of care.
- toray's r&d center in shizuoka, japan.
ultrasuede® manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001-certified for quality and ISO 14001-certified for safety and environmental protection.