Innovation for us is a constant commitment. Through continual investment in research, we have fine-tuned our WKS™ technology, which is completed by the selection of outstanding supply chain partners such as Fulgar, which has always guaranteed us high standards with cutting-edge technological solutions, such as EVO®,” commented Cesare Citterio, CEO of Cifra.
A perfect combination of innovation and sustainability, featuring uniquely high-performance clothes. Cifra, the leading company in the field of technical solutions dedicated to the sportswear world, is presenting an innovative capsule collection at ISPO that boasts outstanding technological features designed to meet the needs of the sports world, which is increasingly oriented towards ethical products with a low environmental impact that can offer high-level performance.
A line of clothes produced with exclusive patented WKS™ technology, which Cifra uses more than any other company in the world. The yarns are created through a special process which, through an exclusive weave, enables the production of seamless garments which, in the event of piercing or tearing, do not come apart.
Cifra has chosen excellent products for its cutting-edge collection: the bio-based yarn EVO® by Fulgar, which guarantees maximum comfort and unique performance, and the unique qualities of LYCRA® elastic fibre.
Three winning assets for concept garments designed to offer inspiration to the creatives of the sport collections of leading brands all over the world.
WKS™ technology allows a high reduction of waste, compared to the classic production of garments made according to the cut&saw logic. The combination with the bio-based yarn EVO® by Fulgar enhances its value in terms of sustainability, making it possible to produce high-performance, green and fully traceable garments.
“It is a great opportunity for us to see the full potential of our EVO® yarn with the best, exclusive technology by Cifra, a company that like us is distinguished by its tradition and innovation, with which we have been collaborating for 10 years,” commented Alan Garosi, Marketing Manager of Fulgar.
WKS™ represents the most innovative and unique technology, incorporating the high productivity of the weave and the flexibility of the flat mesh shape. It is completely suited to the production of high-performance technical clothing and is ideal for sportswear since it supports muscles and allows the body to breathe. This technology can produce infinite design possibilities: the piezo-jacquard system enables the creation of a great variety of stitches.
One advantage is that the thread does not run if cut (because every yarn in the warp creates knots, while in the weft the yarns are inlaid one above the other). Another benefit is that the edges can be left unfinished, making the fabric more comfortable and giving a second skin feeling. In addition, the finished fabric can be machine washed with a lower risk of shrinkage.
*A video of the warp knitting seamless machine by can be had here
EVO® by Fulgar
With EVO®, Fulgar inaugurates a new way of making yarns, in a perfect synthesis between performance and environment. An innovative bio-based yarn developed after years of research and study of the highest engineering standards – in terms of production but also environmental and social.
EVO® by Fulgar is a yarn made from castor oil – not for feeding plant that grows spontaneously. A totally renewable resource that does not require high amounts of water nor subtracts arable land for food uses.
Suitable for any textile application and ideal for the sportswear, EVO® by Fulgar is ultra-light, super stretch and extremely breathable, dries quickly and does not need ironing, has thermal properties and natural bacteriostatic: a whole range of distinctive values and benefits that ensure maximum comfort and unmatched performance, while retaining an intense eco-awareness.