Knitted Fabrics Div.
The World-famous Italian knitted fabrics
Huge industrial capacity combined with artisanal experience handed down over many years, together with new textile technologies, is a fundamental formula for Canepa and the keystone of the success of its world-renowned knitwear production.
The organization of production and the large number of machines (circular, rectilinear, etc ..) allows production of all types of knitted accessories requested by the market: ties, clutch bags, bow ties, scarves, ponchos, hats and gloves.
Canepa’s strong suit - in addition to extensive production capacity and rapid prototyping - is its constant investment in the end product, which introduces new stitches, models and yarns to the market, season after season.
Combined with great professionalism and experience is the ability to customize the product with embroidery and packaging, making each collection exclusive.
Scarves, Hats and Gloves
Innovation in the industrial process and patents for a more sustainable fashion
Canepa devotes special attention to the processing of silk for tie manufacturing. The patented process developed by Canepa and Tinteco enhances the silk used for making ties, with a much lower environmental impact and use of resources at source than in the traditional process. Canepa’s patented process eliminates methacrylamide, a toxin and neurotoxin, by replacing it with a substance that is non-toxic, biocompatible, and which uses a polymer that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Comparing the new process with the traditional one: The material output is close to 100% compared to 80%, Residual waste is 0 compared to 20%, The silk does not turn yellow, unlike in the traditional process There is no need to use whitening agents such as hydrosulphites, which are necessary in the traditional process. The finishing and dying process lasts 4 hours, compared to 7 hours, 85 liters of water per kg of silk are required compared to 131 liters, 6 water changes are required compared to 9, The silk is under less stress, while in the traditional process the silk undergoes greater stress and is prone to peeling. The new process allows water and energy saving levels equal to 40%, with a consequent reduction of CO2 emissions to 40%.
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