Steadfast in their commitment to vegan and sustainable production, the V-Labeled Fabric producer İpeker will launch their latest collection of 100% vegan cupro fabrics at MUNICH FABRIC START on February 4-6 2020.

In 2017, İpeker successfully united tradition and animal welfare to become the world’s first fabric producer to bear the European Vegetarian Union Label (EVU), ensuring over 150 fabrics are 100% V-Labeled Vegan fabrics. The fully integrated vertical mill specialises in the production of sustainable, innovative prints and classic collections with a vast range of products including cupro, viscose, acetate, linen, cotton, tencel, polyamide and recycled polyester fabrics, available with or without lycra blends.

Focused on innovation and sustainable materials, the Vegan Cupro Collection launching Spring.Summer 21 has been given a new direction. European flax certified linen mixtures offer new textures, extended qualities and designs in linen burn-outs. New florals, jungle motifs and the simplified aesthetic of geometrics accent the collection. Modern lines shape the fashion look with elegance together with the latest textures and seasonal colours well-blended throughout the print collection.

What can our visitors discover about your production processes?
The company has developed a vegan textile process (VTP) production system to create its biodegradable vegan cupro with reduced environmental impact. Our Eco-Corrosion technique is a key element to ensure the longer lifespan of fashion garments. Rose Finishing is a new patented fibrillation process which is used for Vegan Cupro, by using such processes, compared to our competitors with similar products, we reduce 31.8 % water (20.533 tons per year), and 60.2 % prevent in energy (300.000 kwH per year).

What is your biggest focus in terms of Research and Development?
At İpeker, the sustainability and innovation teams work together to develop the latest technologies and fabrics. Right now, we are focused on developing a fashion collection which is 100% vegan as well as sustainable.

What role does trend forecasting play in your design and development processes?
İpeker focuses on fashion trends at a global level but must also consider the individual fashion needs of different counties as well. Our offices in Como, Italy and Augsburg, Germany play a vital role throughout the creative process. We have local designers who apply their regional creativity to our local fashion approach. With another 10 designers who work to develop the main collection taking a more global fashion approach. World famous design studios from London, Como, Paris and trend studios like Nelly Rodi and Peclers Paris play an important part in our design and colour direction. İpeker then applies its own hand writing through innovative print techniques to coordinate a global fashion statement.

Visit İpeker at MUNICH FABRIC START on February 4-6 2020 in Munich, Section 1, Stand F109