Italy-based Garmon, has set benchmarks in the textiles auxiliaries business. Garmon Chemicals has launched a Stretch Care collection.

In January, the company was acquired by Kemin, a global ingredient manufacturer committed to improving the quality, safety and efficacy of feed, food and health-related products. It has been creating special relationships with top denim and sportswear brands, affirming itself as a key player able to offer a fashion-forward approach toward textile chemistry. Now the aim is to become a truly glocal company, make the business more efficient and more eco-friendly by reducing its carbon footprint and saving energy.

Consisting of all eco-sustainable and Green Screen certified products, Stretch Care is a real green package, offering avant-garde solutions. It is a set of truly responsible tools to give the garment a unique personality. In this way the line offers many alternatives and an incredibly flexible product range. Thanks to a special formulation, the Stretch Care collection develops a full range of product treatments with extraordinary characteristics. It minimizes the loss of elasticity, for superior shape retention and recovery performance. It protects fabrics and accessories from damages, greatly improving garment quality and provides the garment with a special personality and extraordinary contrasts. Finally it makes the garment feel incredibly softer to the touch.

Nylon, a synthetic fiber made of polymers that stretch is mainly made of, doesn’t break down easily and accounts for about 10% of the debris in the ocean . According to the World Society for the Protection of Animals, more than 600,000 tons of fishing gear is dumped into oceans every year, including nylon nets. Fishermen often discard the nets because the alternative is paying someone to dispose of them properly. Nylon isn’t just found in fishing nets. It’s also in clothing, carpets and packaging. It was first introduced at the New York World’s Fair in 193 9 in the form of women’s tights, but the fiber really took off after second world war. Prior to 1945, cotton and wool dominated the market, but by the end of the war, synthetic fibers like nylon had eaten up 25% of the market share, and could be found in military supplies such as parachutes, ropes, tents and uniforms.


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