Q-NOVA® PURE BLACK: eco-friendly yarn


Fulgar, the excellence of Made in Italy and world leader in the production of innovative and increasingly sustainable synthetic yarns, presents a preview of the eco-friendly yarn Q-NOVA® PURE BLACK developed according to the advanced criteria of Eco Design.
A new specialty that joins the successful Q-NOVA® fibre and creates, with it, a new line of yarns.
Launched in 2013, Q-NOVA® by FULGAR , 100% Made in Italy, is a polyamide yarn obtained using raw materials regenerated by a mechanical rather than chemical process that makes the entire production cycle more sustainable, reducing CO2 emissions and water consumption. A virtuous yarn reinforced in its stretch version by combining it with LYCRA® EcoMade recycled elastomer, which also has Global Recycled Standard certification for “environmentally friendly” fabrics and garments.

Q-NOVA® PURE BLACK by Fulgar is enriched with a black pigment, melted inside the yarn, which permanently binds to the polyamide, a mixture of virgin and recycled materials. This guarantees the creation of black fabrics with a unique intensity and colour fastness that fully comply with the OEKOTEX® STD CLASS I STD 100 Annex 6 certification. Fabrics that do not fade even with frequent washing. The subsequent combination with the original LYCRA® BLACK elastomer also helps to reduce the impact of fabric production and eliminates the sparkling effect of the elastomer.
The advantages? Simplification of the dyeing process combined with the total reduction in the use of black dye with consequent water savings and reduced energy consumption and waste, not to mention maximum safety to protect the end consumer.
Thanks to its ability to make companies’ production processes more sustainable, Q-NOVA® PURE BLACK can also boast numerous green certifications, including Global Recycled Standard (GRS 2015-005 certified by ICEA). To measure its environmental impact, Fulgar uses the PEF analysis methodology.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.