Asahi Kasei: The ROICA™ Eco-smart family

ROICA™ Eco-smart is a world-first range of responsibly made premium stretch yarns with 2 contemporary and unique sustainable formats.

1. The first ROICA™ yarn is GRS certified thanks to the recycled technology that uses more than 50% pre consumer waste. GRS (Global Recycled Standard, version 3), is the accepted Textile Exchange certification. ROICA™EF is the only premium stretch, recycled yarn in the world today.

2. The second ROICA™ yarn has the Cradle-to-Cradle Innovation Institute GOLD LEVEL for Material Health Certification, meaning it’s supply chain has been evaluated for impacts on human and environmental health, eliminating toxic and unidentified chemicals for a safe continuous cycle. It is also Hohenstein Environment Certificated, meaning at its end-of-life, it smartly breaks down without releasing harmful substances. ROICATMV550 is the only premium stretch yarn certified Gold Level for Material Health by the Cradle to Cradle  Innovation Institute.

ROICA™ Eco Smart family meets responsible business needs and contemporary consumer desires for the modern wardrobe, in fashion, athleisure, sportswear, intimates and swimwear.

ROICA™ Eco Smart family is the unique stretch solution for the circular economy.

Learn more about ROICA™ Eco Smart family in our presentation: ROICA™ Eco Smart family

Cradle to Cradle

* The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving what products are made of and how they are made aiming to achieve a circular economy approach.

** The Cradle-to-Cradle Innovation Institute’s GOLD LEVEL material health certificate is awarded for product ingredients that have been evaluated throughout the supply chain for impacts on human and environmental health, building towards eliminating all toxic and unidentified chemicals for a safe continuous cycle.