fabrics icon


All you need to know

How does this guide work?
The non-profit association Vesti la natura provides several free guides specially created to promote the use of low environmental impact materials among consumers and entrepreneurs

Do you want to buy the fabric in NewLife?
Ecological textile fiber cover

Content index

What NewLife?

NewLife is a synthetic textile fiber created with recycled plastic bottles. An ecological nylon yarn that uses existing resources such as plastic to obtain an ecological, high quality, and sustainably produced fiber.

NewLife it is produced in Italy by an Italian company and then exported all over the world.

This fiber should not be confused with bioplastics, which mostly come from vegetable raw materials and are therefore biodegradable or compostable, while NewLife it is a recyclable synthetic fiber.

When is fashion sustainable?

How to recognize it?

Where to buy it?

Start your journey!


Logo Vesti la natura Verde

Recycled plastic bottles to create NewLife

Recycled plastic bottles replace petroleum-based polymers used in regular nylon production. The bottles are selected, washed and prepared in Italy, and after a complex process they become the yarn NewLife through an innovative certified mechanical process with low environmental impact.

Textile fiber logo Newlife

NewLife it's a second chance for plastic bottles!

NewLife it is an ecological yarn of excellence. Designed by Sinterama and produced by the Italian company Saluzzo spinning with a wide range of yarns and possible applications.

How did he do? Using the plastic bottles recycled in Italy.

The evolution of individual conscience and the growing attention to the quality of life make us aware of how the indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources is harmful and dangerous for environmental conservation and consequently a danger for our survival.

It is increasingly evident how our individual choices make a difference!

Earth overshoot days, climate change, global warming, toxic waste disposal and large-scale effects of environmental pollution are issues that affect us closely, which is why we can and must address them individually.

Filatura di Saluzzo is the Italian textile company that produces ecological yarn NewLife, an innovative idea in the field of fashion: recycling plastic bottles from separate collection.

Not just fashion for NewLife, this ecological fiber is used in various fields:

  • Elegant fashion
  • Lingerie
  • Workwear
  • Sportswear
  • Labels and ribbons
  • Automotive sector
  • Home textile
Natural Resources are not endless

Saving resources

During spinning NewLife is dyed at the request of fashion brands, this allows a water saving equal to 10 liters per kg of yarn.

Energy emissions Water
Fiber NewLife 50,6 MJ 3,88 kg CO2eq Lt 3,26
Synthetic fiber 127,2 MJ 5,7 kg CO2eq Lt 60
saving 60% 32% 94%

NewLife textile fiber

A wide range of textile yarns with which it is possible to create innovative recycled fabrics that aim at great speed towards what we define circular fashion.

NewLife it is part of the ecological synthetic fibers because:

  • The whole manufacturing process of NewLife follows the regulations imposed at European level in terms of environmental protection (see REACH).
  • The Filatura di Saluzzo company is attentive to the issue of environmental sustainability and their safety standards go far beyond the rules dictated by the bodies in charge.
  • NewLife it requires a mechanical and non-chemical process (unlike other synthetic materials), a process that takes advantage of temperature variations and allows the chemical substances used to be eliminated.
  • NewLife has important textile certifications such as OEKO-TEX, GRS Global Recycle Standard, PSV Plastica Seconda Vita.

NewLife allows us to choose our clothes based on the activity to be carried out, or by evaluating the reactions of our body (sweating, itching, etc.).

The 8 variations of yarn NewLife derived from recycled plastic bottles:

  1. Newlife Microphone

    Very fine filaments suitable for clothing.

  2. Newlife fancy effect

    To obtain particular effects of color and volume.

  3. Newlife Skin Sun Protection

    Ultra violet ray protection.

  4. Newlife UV Resistant

    High protection from ultra violet rays.

  5. Newlife Quick Drive

    Anti sweat and suitable for sports / work use.

  6. Newlife Thermal Management

    Guaranteed thermal insulation, even with lower weight.

  7. Newlife Antibacterial

    Important permanent anti-odor / antibacterial function.

  8. Newlife Moisture Management

    Thermoregulator, facilitates the expulsion of sweat.

NewLife is it an ecological yarn?

We have seen the saving of energy and natural resources for the production of the yarn NewLife, above all thanks to the recycling of plastic waste and the innovative closed-cycle manufacturing process.

As for ECONYL also for the production of NewLife the toxic substances used are reduced to a minimum, and the "closed cycle" allows the recycling of these substances, which are reused for various production processes.

Le textile certifications like Oeko-Tex, GRS, PSV, give us further guarantees on the low environmental impact production model of the company Filatura di Saluzzo.

Very often it is possible to find the fabric in NewLife mixed with other textile fibers, fibers approved by the manufacturer which reserves the right to evaluate blends with other fabrics, which must comply with certain environmental sustainability rules.

It is good to know that too NewLife releases microplastics with every washing of our clothes. Plastics that in large part end up in our seas and which, unlike the natural fibers and artificial fibers, are not biodegradable.

Characteristics of NewLife

Fabric Quality:

The qualities of the fabric may vary based on its blending with other fibers. Example: with Elastan or Lycra you gain in elasticity.

  Does not shrink / discolor
  Quick drying

Ecological Characteristics:

The ecological characteristics of the fabric may vary based on textile certifications or blending with other fabrics.

  Natural - Artificial - Synthetic  
  No GMOs
  Natural raw material
  Recycled raw material
  Mechanical extraction
  Chemical extraction
  Energy saving
  Sustainability class  

Textile Certifications:

The certifications that can be assigned to the fabric, but which vary according to different factors: manufacturing company, fashion brand, blending.

Global Organic Textile Standard
Organic Content Standard
Global Recycle Standard
Second Life Plastic
Animal Free
Fair Wear Foundation

This card can only be found on www.vestilanatura.it

Clothing in NewLife

NewLife it is a soft and smooth nylon and in contact with the skin it gives a pleasant feeling of well-being. The clothing in NewLife it is not very popular due to high costs, it is mostly used as a lining in jackets and to make swimwear.

It stands out from others synthetic fabrics for some features:

  • High resistance to UV rays
  • Quick drying
  • Thermal insulation
  • Anti bacterial
  • Facilitates the expulsion of moisture
Buy products in NewLife

A showcase where you can find Sustainable, ethical and cruelty free fashion brands guaranteed by the supervision of our association:

Illustration of a green dress

Maintenance of ecological fabrics

How to wash NewLife?

The environmental impact of laundry detergents and household cleaners is devastating to our planet, so we highly recommend using ecological detergents.

Washing clothes in NewLife it can be done either by hand or in the washing machine, because this fiber is not sensitive to spinning or hot water (except for tights) and, therefore, no special precautions are necessary, if not the preliminary reading of the label, the which will indicate the need for any separate washing or specific treatments, such as do not tumble dry.

Machine wash

Normally, the heads in NewLife demonstrate excellent color retention; therefore, it is possible to proceed to a mixed washing in the washing machine, with a program for synthetic garments and which therefore does not exceed 30 or 40 degrees.

The centrifuge must be delicate and, in any case, not exceeding 800 rpm; if you wash the tights in the washing machine, it is advisable to first put them inside a netting bag, which will prevent the threads from breaking and damaging the fibers.

To wash NewLife in the washing machine it is advisable to use a delicate liquid detergent, preferably ecological; although the NewLife is famous for its resistance, the mixture with elastane and other fibers that increase its elasticity could make the garments more sensitive to the action of powder detergent.


Hand wash clothing made in NewLife it is an operation that requires a basin, warm water and liquid detergent; after rinsing, wring a little and apply normally.

Do you want to wash your clothes while minimizing water pollution?

  1. We have selected one of the most sustainable detergent and detergent brands click here to buy an ecological detergent
  2. You could use a Washing Ball to wash without using detergents click here to buy a washing ball
  3. You could use the nuovissimo Ecoegg, a nice ecological egg with which you can do about 720 washes click here to buy the ecoegg egg


Looking for more information on NewLife? Ask your questions using the form below.

Ask Your Question!

Our answers:

Where can I buy the fabric NewLife?

Vesti la natura has created a table with more than 40 sustainable materials, their respective applications in the textile sector, and their suppliers (even for small quantities). To access the table we ask you to donate a small financial contribution to our association. Click here for more information.

NewLife does it release micro-plastics during washing?

Yes, being a synthetic fabric it can release microplastics during washing.

NewLife is it biodegradable?

No, it is not biodegradable as it is a synthetic fabric, but on the other hand it is 100% recyclable.

Did you like the content? Share!

sustainable fashion icon

Read our free guides

Specially created to make consumers and entrepreneurs more aware

Ecological fabrics and materials
fabrics icon
Ecological fibers

If you use low environmental impact fibers and fabrics it is much easier to talk about sustainable fashion

Alternative materials to leather of animal origin
cruelty free icon
Alternatives to leather

We are talking about cruelty free materials proposed as ecological alternatives to leather of animal origin

Laboratory analysis for textile certification
certifications icon
Textile certifications

The most popular labels in fashion: organic, cruelty free, ethical, resource recycling and much more

Download the Guide to Sustainable, Ethical and Cruelty Free Fashion

Join over 15 users who have already read it from 2016 to today!

  • is in digital format
  • there is a video to see
  • and many comparison infographics
Secured by miniOrange