Texon will unveil a new product, its first insole made from 100% recycled content, at the Lineapelle in Milan/Italy from September 20-22, 2022. The insole is manufactured using a special fusion-bonding technology that removes the need for chemicals or water. It can be supplied in net form to reduce waste, making it a sustainable solution for strobel applications.
Further details of the insole will be revealed at the show, where Texon Inc., Hong Kong/China, will be celebrating 75 years of sustainable innovation. As well as showcasing new additions to its product portfolio for the footwear, accessories, and apparel industries, the company will also be highlighting some of its more established components, which form the backbone of shoe construction for many world-leading brands.
Products on display at Lineapelle will also include ProWeave, a patented jacquard weaving technology that makes it possible to seamlessly integrate functional and design weaving into a single upper with the option to use recycled yarns, and Halo heel counters, which contain 50% recycled content and zero waste. Reform 2.0 heel counters, which build on an original closed-loop solution, now contain up to 66% sustainably sourced content, and Sportflex Eco & Bio toe puffs are made from a minimum of 63% sustainably sourced material.
Texon will also be showcasing Kabru, insoles certified to GRS standard that have a cushioned strobel that enables foam-free construction; plus, their one polymer design ensures recycled content (currently 83%) and high recyclability. Verde is a new biodegradable cellulose material that contains up to 90% bio-based content. Lightweight, tear resistant and easy to handle, this is the latest circular solution that/which??? can be used in a variety of fashion and homeware accessories.
Finally, Vogue, certified by The Vegan Society, is a popular, versatile alternative to leather. This washable cellulose solution can be printed, laminated, coated, or screen-printed to suit specific requirements.