RDD Textiles won the Hightex Award 1st prize at the Munich Fabric Start Hightex Award, aimed to honors innovation in textiles technologies.
It presents a unique solution that uses responsible artificial botanical fibers as an ingredient for the filler – Tencel Padding by RDD – and simultaneously jersey fabrics from the circular economy project Valérius 360.
We are very happy about this award (…) especially means a lot to us because now this is an award winning article, a real novelty. For the launch of this outstanding jersey quality, the HighTex Award is a welcomed marketing tool to publicize this novelty in the marketplace.
Elsa Parente, RDD Textiles’ Business Manager
Launched at this trade fair, our winning submission, appropriately denominated “Conscious Thermo Bonded”, presents a solution that uses responsible artificial botanical fibers (100% Tencel) as an ingredient for the filler, which is developed by RDD through an environment friendly needle punch process, also known as mechanical web bonding, that we simply call Tencel Padding by RDD.
Simultaneously, the jersey fabrics in both sides are outputs from our parent company’s circular economy project Valérius 360: the yarns and jerseys were produced with the cutting waste from the clothing manufacturers of our textile group, resulting in an in-house recycling process which allows great traceability.
In the end, we’ve got a very complete product, that is sustainable, breathable, comfortable and warm, but also weightless and certainly fashionable.