Texon launches innovative fabric
The material is marketed as opening up infinite design possibilities.
Material solutions provider Texon has revealed details of ‘ProWeave’ – a new, patented jacquard weaving technology which is said to allow for seamless integration of functionality and design in a single sheet of fabric. Aimed at producers of footwear, apparel, fashion items and luxury goods, ProWeave is marketed as ‘opening up infinite new design possibilities by enabling the manufacture of continuous woven substrates with the zonal features product designers want, exactly where they want them’.
Reportedly transforming the way performance fabrics are made and how they look, feel and function, it is claimed that this new technology can create different elasticity, tenacity and abrasion zones within the same weave. According to Texon, ProWeave technology blends diverse yarn thicknesses, weights and fabric references together to create intricate fabrics with distinctive gradient, rib, waffle, colour, stretch, transparency and three-dimensional effects.
The new material is said to be suitable for all kinds of woven footwear, especially in the sports and outdoor sector, which has seen a growth in demand for woven footwear. Texon has also identified a significant opportunity for ProWeave in the production of top luxury and premium branded footwear and clothing and, as a result of its ability to mix together different high tenacity, flame retardant, stretch and thermoplastic polyurethane-coated yarns to create hard-wearing materials for industrial footwear and a variety of safety apparel applications.
Texon can provide ProWeave for mass production projects with multiple designs for uppers, garments and accessories on one roll. The material can also be provided in small quantities for series or limited-edition collections. The ProWeave fabric is made at Texon’s plant in Prato, Italy and at the company’s newest manufacturing centre located in Vietnam, which opened in mid-2020.
This article was originally published on page 40 of the May 2021 issue of SATRA Bulletin.