Bio-based resins and fluorocarbon free treatments: eco-friendliness in textile industry

Natural resins, gots dyes with natural colourants and pigments, closed-circuit finishings and ecological waterproof treatments: this is how Pontex celebrates eco-friendliness

The new collection created for the next Spring Summer celebrates eco-friendliness proposing resin treated fabrics for clothing with an increased “nature effect”.

Why “increased”?

Because natural resins, natural colourings and pigments and closed-circuit finishings, with a low impact on environment, are applied on these fabrics.

Pontex aims at eliminating perfluorinated compounds and the trend topic of the season consists in 70% bio-based membranes made with natural substances like corn and rapeseed, waterproof and with an organic basis.

These membranes can be applied on any kind of fabric. 


The true protagonist of this fresh and inclusive new Capsule is our resin-treated PRISMA code 01203/642 top-quality pima yarn 80/80 realised with 100% cotton, to which a bio-based membrane is applied and on which a fluorocarbon free treatment (a state-of-the-art waterproof ecological treatment) is carried out.

Thus, a waterproof technical fabric for clothing is obtained, that, despite its high performance, presents a soft and round hand, perfect in springtime.

Art. 01203/642  PRISMA BIO FLU.FREE MEMBRANE – 100% Cotton + biobased membrane – width: cm 142/145 – weight: 150m2 +/-5% 215mtl

Characteristics

  • Its waterproof effect lasts over time 
  • Fluorine free
  • Resistant to several washings 
  • Good breathability
  • It dries in the air
  • Soft and round hand
  • High comfort
  • Ideal for outdoor clothes and sportswear 


The new Pontex Collection is inclusive from all points of view: each proposed fabric for clothing is intended for a versatile use and all its aspects can be customised depending on the functionality demanded for the final item of clothing. 

All finishing operations on the resin-treated fabrics for clothing of the Pontex Collection are made in Italy.

“The concept of eco-responsibility, in all regards, is the key focus of the company reflection. It is worthless to reaffirm that this historical period imposes us to rethink the production methods, with our resin treatment we have made another step forward for a more sustainable fashion and to respect the environment that surrounds us. The company focus remains that of providing our customers with a wide selection of high-range and customisable fabrics for clothing, developed in Italy, at a competitive price.”

Letizia Ferretti, CEO Pontex   





News & Fairs

Milano Unica – 9/11 July 2024 – Pavillion 2, stand J25

This year, for the first time, Pontex participates in Milano Unica, the reference fair for high-end fabrics and accessories for Women and Menswear, scheduled on the 9th, 10th and 11th July in the stands of Rho Fiera, Milano. Pavillion 2, stand J25 navigate_next

A Fabric Affair New York – 17/18 July 2024 – stand Pontex

We will present our new 2025/2026 Fall-Winter Spring/Summer Fabric Collection at the A Fabric Affair in New York: from 17 to 18 July 2024. Visit our booth Pontex. We hope to see you on that occasion and we invite you to contact us writing an e mail to info@pontexspa.it for further information about our products. navigate_next

Eco-friendly pieces of clothing with natural fabrics, dyes and finishing: our strategy to be more and more friendly to the earth  

Circular fashion wastes less resources and prefers those pieces of clothing that last over time, realised with fabrics based on renewable fibres and production wastes close to zero. Using natural and light fibres like linen and cotton, natural dyes and finishing like bio-based resins is the strategy for a sustainable and resilient future in fashion too. Natural vegetable fibres: the first step to an eco-friendly piece of clothing   For the season Spring Summer 2025, Pontex proposes a capsule of fabrics realised with natural vegetable fibres like Linen, Cotton and Tencel, for pieces of clothing that are 100% eco-friendly. in this picture: art. 02106/P05 Rowena Pxt, 100% Linen, width 145/148, weight 145m2  220mtl «So many clothes were never produced before. And clothes have never been worn so little.». — Circular Design for Fashion, Fondazione Ellen MacArthur Linen is one of the most appreciated fabrics for clothing for spring, thanks to its comfort and versatility. Stylists and creators prefer it for those pieces of clothing aiming at originality and artisanship, pieces with which to establish an emotional relationship, to grow fond of, to have them always in your wardrobe. Furthermore, Linen has a lot of positive characteristics: it is a breathable and thermoregulating fibre, it has got a shining look and is very suitable for dye and finishing. It is an ecologically responsible fibre because it is traceable and biodegradable.  Cotton is a natural textile fabric with vegetable origin: the most used in fashion industry. It is absolutely eco-friendly since it is 100% biodegradable, ecologic, recyclable. It is easy to dye and soft, very resistant but breathable and versatile at the same time, therefore, suitable for any season. Combining cotton and linen, we can produce thin, fresh and light fabrics. In this picture: art. 01618/P05 Michelle Pxt 100% Cotton, width147/150, weight 150m2 230 mtl Pontex capsule of cotton fabrics also includes recycled cottons with cold dyes that give different and unexpected looks, biologic and sustainable cotton with BCI certification and  GOTS certification. In this picture: Linen shirt, art. 02103/P05 100% Linen with cold dye for a fully natural effect.  Tencel fibre too is conquering more and more space in the sustainable fashion industry, since it is ecological and eco-friendly. It is particularly elastic, with a good resistance to wrinkles, it is soft and light and absorbs dye very well, thus acquiring really vivid colours and offering generous shades. When mixed with other fibres like Cotton and Linen, the performances of the fabric concerning resistance, comfort and sustainability increase even more. Second step: dyes with natural pigments and colours  The green strategy of Pontex for a sustainable and resilient future is focused on using natural and light fibres like Linen, Cotton and Tencel, as well as on the use of natural pigments in dyeing operations, using colours that are considered eco-friendly as obtained from renewable resources.Ethical, and aesthetical too: dyes with natural colours allow to obtain beautiful colours, very different from those obtained using synthetic colours.  In this picture: an example of fabric for clothing in linen and cotton from Pontex Spring Summer Collection 2025 Pontex, Art. 04002/R05 Jolly Pxt Sale Pepe Delave' 56% Linen 44% Cotton, Width 144/147, Weight 140m2 210mtl Third step: finishing with bio-based resin The third step to obtain a 100% eco-friendly piece of clothing is to use natural types of finishing, applying on natural fabrics, like linen and cotton, bio-based resin, for example, that have low impact on environment.  In this picture: samples of resin-treated fabrics by Pontex, with the application of completely natural bio-based resins.  art. 02103/R04 Grazia New Delavè 100% Linen, width 140/143, weight 145m2 220mtl This is the case of resins that have biomasses like corn and rapeseed as raw material, thus substituting those deriving from fossil sources like petroleum. These resins can be applied on any kind of fabric, also on feather-weight, light and impalpable technical fabrics.   If we want to be friends of earth, and if we want to fight for a responsible and sustainable future - in line with the goals of the Agenda 2030 – the first step is that of choosing unique pieces of clothing that last over time, ethical and aesthetical too, without sacrificing the comfort and elegance of a timeless style.  In these pictures jogger trousers from Pontex Collection realised with natural fibres and dyes: Cotton, Linen, Tencel. Articles: 04202/P05 Alicia Pxt 55% Tencel 45% Linen; 01811/P05 Poppy Pxt 55% Tencel 45% Cotton; 01514/P49 Anemone Pxt Summer Peach 100% Cotton; 01812/P05 Hoya Pxt 71% Tencel 16% Linen 13% Cotton; 04205/P05 Lavander Pxt 55% Linen 45% Cotton If you are interested in discovering more about our natural fabrics, dyes and finishing, contact us for further information navigate_next