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Verona - Italian hosiery specialist Calzedonia has selected the Iluna Group's Green Label smart laces and nets containing recycled yarns for its new Eco Collection of tights.

The GRS (Global Recycled Standard) and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified recycled yarns contain Q-Nova by Fulgar, the environmentally friendly nylon 6.6 fibre produced with regenerated raw materials that meets precise traceability needs and is Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified; and Roica EF by Asahi Kasei, the premium stretch yarn which, also certified to GRS, is made with 58 per cent of pre-consumer material, and gives superior comfort and a performing fit.

The Eco Collection includes different styles of tights, such as the pictured zebra patterned seamless net made with 85 per cent Q-Nova and 15% Roica EF.

Elsewhere, Calzedonia has also been expanding its presence in the growing US market. Although it operates more than 4,800 stores worldwide, the company has been looking to increase its activity in the US market. Increasing its number of stores across the U.S. from 43 to 49 this year, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Calzedonia has opened four stores in California and two in Florida. All of the new stores are for the Calzedonia brand, which sells women’s legwear and swimwear, and Intimissimi, which sells lingerie. 

Iluna Group is a major producer of elastic and hard lace for underwear, corsetry, hosiery, beachwear and apparel, seamless articles mostly using Karl Mayer technology as well as microfibre fabric and tulle. Key products are the Black Label series, enriched by ultrathin lace and the GRS certified Green Label line.

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