Cartina by Tessiltoschi: when paper becomes the new trendy leather

Tessiltoschi Spa presents the new FW 2017-18 collection by Cartina, the only material in the world made from recycled paper and destined to the fashion industry

leather_01For more than 40 years, Tessiltoschi Industrie Tessili Spa has been synonymous with quality and innovation in the production of fabrics for footwear and leather goods in the fashion industry, together with high performance materials dedicated to the sectors of safety and technical sports.
The company mission is characterized by a drive towards innovation and a future that is fully embodied by one of its leading lines of products, Cartina, the only fabric worldwide made from recycled paper that is capable of offering a valid alternative to leather from both a technical and aesthetical standpoint.
Thanks to exclusive patents on manufacturing systems, Cartina is in fact capable of conferring the same physical and mechanical characteristics of leather to its fabrics. At the same time, it is possible to customize through digital prints, thereby making this fabric suitable for use in the fields of footwear, leather goods, and apparel. Moreover, the material is completely waterproof with excellent performance in terms of resilience and flexibility, as confirmed by Cimac certifications. However, it is also a material with an environmentally-friendly soul and is Animal Free certified by LAV, the certification destined for fashion companies that do not use material of animal origin in their products.
Cartina accordingly represents the concrete efforts of Tessiltoschi to promote an ethical fashion that goes hand-in-hand with progress and sustainability.
A philosophy that Tessiltoschi also promotes in its headquarters of Prato, with offices and production plants that use only renewable ‘green’ energy. Environmental protection is accordingly combined with the innovative needs of fashion brands, as can be seen by the new Cartina collection for the Fall/Winter 2017-18, which was presented this past September at Lineapelle, flaunting a striking used look in multiple colours.