Trerè Innovation, the sustainable apparel and footwear manufacturer based in Asola, Italy, will release its first line of 100 percent bio-based base layers (branded UYN) in the U.S. Manufactured in Pennsylvania from responsibly harvested plants, the products will be available in fall 2023. Marco Redini, Trerè Innovation CEO, says, “AREAS, our academy for research and engineering, enables our designers to create the highest quality garments. Our base layers are trusted by nine respected ski teams around the globe.”
UYN’s biotech components include:
- Biolight, a plant-based fiber extracted from beech trees in responsibly managed forests. The company says it retains twice as much moisture as cotton.”
- Ecolypt, a 100 percent sustainable natural fiber collected from eucalyptus trees providing strength and elasticity.
- Flexicorn, a plant-based bio-polyester yarn derived from corn that is elastic, resilient, wrinkle-resistant, UV-resistant, and keeps its original shape longer than synthetic fibers, the company says.
- The company calls Kapok “the lightest organic fiber in the world,” which is used for its natural insulation, hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. It is harvested from forests by hand without pesticides or fertilizers.
- Natex is a bio-based material made from castor oil seeds that results in a lightweight, elastic and bacteriostatic material for minimizing odors.
UYN claims it is the first brand to make footwear out of socks without seams, and it uses natural materials, including paper cotton, merino, yak wool, and bio-based materials, including Natex and Ecolypt.