A unique, patented, jacquard weaving technology, has been revealed by the supplier of high performance, sustainable material solutions Texon Italia Srl, Montemurlo/Italy, which makes it possible to seamlessly integrate functional and design weaving into a single sheet of material. ProWeave by Texon opens up infinite new design possibilities and enabling the production of continuous woven substrates with zonal features, as you need them e.g. for shoes.
Creating different elasticity, tenacity and abrasion zones within the same weave, ProWeave blends diverse yarn thicknesses, weights and fabric references together – creating fabrics with distinctive gradient, rib, waffle, color, stretch, transparency and 3D effects. Actively aiding the design process, the technology is suitable for the production of all kinds of woven footwear and is the ideal solution for clothing, apparel and accessories manufacturers that want to employ novel performance fabrics.
With the ability to mix together different high tenacity, flame retardant, stretch and TPU coated yarns to create hard-wearing materials, there are also significant opportunities in industrial footwear and safety apparel applications.
Using a single efficient process to create woven uppers with localized features means less energy consumption for manufacturers and recycled yarns can also be incorporated to build recyclable structures for circular projects. The technology can be provided for mass production projects, with multiple designs for uppers, garments and accessories on one roll, and in small quantities for series or limited-edition collections. ProWeave is produced at Texon’s plant in Prato, and at the company’s newest manufacturing center in Vietnam, which opened in mid-2020.