April 2019

Flocus, the responsible fibre

Committed to creating a responsible supply chain, the founders of are applying their skills to elaborating one of the world’s most versatile textile fibres, derived from the kapok tree. The so-called “cotton tree“, found in South America and the West Indies, produces fruitless pods filled with fibres requiring very little processing. By developing kapok, the company helps mitigate the deforestation of these crop areas, while ensuring the sustainability of a new responsible fibre for the fashion industry.

Five times lighter than cotton fibre, kapok reduces textile weights by up to 10-15% and lends a unique texture, even when used in small percentages. It also has waterproof and hypoallergenic properties and is a very effective natural insulator.

The strength of Flocus is that it offers yarns blending the best available kapok fibres with other fibres including cotton, lyocell, and recycled polyester, to ensure that new generation textiles have a healthy composition. Custom blends and various dyes can be elaborated to best meet the creative needs of clients, who may also choose from a range of ready-to-use textiles. Through its efforts, Flocus supports the fashions of tomorrow in their most demanding creative expressions.

Flocus offer yarns with GOTS, BCI, GRS certification, fabrics, and kapok based insulations with Bluesign and Oeko-Tex.

Source article: https://www.premierevision.com/en/news/video-channel/smart-creation/flocus-responsible-fibre/