PG Denim and Rudolf Group Develop Antimicrobial Textile Concept
Despite the global pandemic and the Italian government’s decision to turn off industrial production, two players from Italy’s denim sector are joining forces to build up a fresh fabric concept for what they be prepared to be a new consumer mindset after the restrictions are lifted.
Fabric developer PG Denim and chemical specialist Rudolf Group are partnering on a cloth collection that may offer consumers safety from infectious bacteria. Known as “[F-term] Bacteria,” the capsule collection uses two systems from Rudolf Hub 1922, Rudolf’s denim innovation middle outside of Milan, to make a new notion of human body armor.
To achieve a higher level of security, the fabrics uses a microstructure covered with metallic silver that acts mainly because an effective bacteriostatic. Various kinds of bacteria that may cause infection cannot adjust to fabrics that contain been treated with silver ions. The microstructure, designed for high level of resistance washing, may be the same one found in hospitals to prevent infections.
The next technology applies a high performance, fluorine-free water repellency. Brands like G-Star Raw have previously adopted Rudolf’s drinking water repellency technology for commuter collections. The application form maintains the fabric’s delicate touch and boasts a high resistance to cleansing and abrasion.
However, it’s a house that both PG Denim and Rudolf believe will gain just as consumers seek protection from body liquid droplets that may also spread bacteria.
“This collaboration is due to the companies’ desire to project out a fresh vision for fashion-a modern the one that also encapsulates a low profile, sophisticated, responsible degree of protection,” said Paolo Gnutti, PG Denim founder and 2019 Rivet 50 member.
Moving forward, Gnutti said makes will need to shift to making fewer but better products.
“We all have been hoping that very serious worldwide situation will end before long,” he said. “Until then, we [will focus on] creating a classy and intelligent collection. We’ll offer our tiny contribution to the near future and make a much better world.”