The Italian premium sportswear brand Stone Island is strongly focused on innovative fibers and high-research materials. For f/w 2016/2017 it is launching a series of pieces that employ a special polypropylene denim.

Stone Island's new polypropylene denim
© Stone Island
Stone Island's new polypropylene denim

Polypropylene has antibacterial properties and is one of the lightest materials. By employing it even the bulky garments are astonishingly lightweight. Stone Island has employed polypropylene for a series of denim items – a jumpsuit, some outerwear pieces, trousers and backpack - made with an indigo fabric that looks like 19oz fabric but weighs only 10 oz. This material has undergone a special treatment, a manual sanding and light stonewash process as well as an enzyme wash.



polypropylene denim by Stone Island
© Stone Island
polypropylene denim by Stone Island

Also part of this collection are some tops made with a special polypropylene indigo knit, made with an innovative ‘weaving’ technique, similar to the one used for shuttle woven fabrics. For this project they created a special yarn made with polypropylene and indigo dyed cotton threads with a chain construction.

Stone Island launches polypropylene denim
© Stone Island
Stone Island launches polypropylene denim



Some of the jackets were also lined with Primaloft, an insulation technology with exceptional insulation capacity.

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