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Heathcoat Fabrics feature on UKFT stand at Première Vision


UK technical textile specialist Heathcoat Fabrics has supplied fabrics showcased on the new UKFT stand at Première Vision, showcasing the innovation of the UK textile sector.

UKFT, with support from Scottish Development International and the Department for International Trade, is highlighting the sustainable and innovative solutions that UK textiles can offer buyers at Première Vision in Paris from 5 – 7 July 2022.

The UK is on an ambitious journey towards a circular fashion and textiles system. UK industry and researchers are co-creating innovations along the entire supply chain, pushing boundaries to create a planet and people-positive future.

Through an eye-catching new stand design and digital content, buyers can learn more about the UK’s unique craftsmanship, skill and heritage and creativity, as well as explore how UK textile designers, manufacturers and innovators can help companies across the globe achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in just eight years.

Fabrics from Heathcoat Fabrics

Heathcoat Fabrics has supplied textiles including the new Spacetec spacer fabric , which consists of a 3D knitted construction developed to create a layer of air between two surfaces. Like many other new materials, it was initially developed for applications in aviation and medicine. It was later used in sports clothing, military and police protective garments; it can also be found in many industrial applications as well as shoes, bags and general fashion clothing.

Thanks to current recycling technology, used plastic (PET) bottles can be turned into eco-friendly Spacetec textiles. Heathcoat has also started producing certified Seaqual products. Seaqual is a regenerated yarn made from recycled ocean plastic waste. Using polyester made from recycled bottles or ocean plastic waste instead of new polyester drastically reduces the amount of oil and water and energy used and minimises CO2 emissions by around 75% compared with using raw materials.

About Heathcoat Fabrics

Heathcoat Fabrics is a global, market-leading sustainable manufacturer of engineered technical textiles. Heathcoat has a proud heritage spanning over 200 years and offer a truly extraordinary range of products that is simply unmatched. Within its site located in the south-west of England, the company’s highly specialist products are manufactured for use in the automotive, healthcare, defence, aerospace and apparel industries, to name a few, and the firm contributes to some of the most innovative fabric making projects in the world.

Find out more about Heathcoat Fabrics at www.heathcoat.co.uk

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