We believe science should learn from nature – that a product is timeless when it’s renewable, and that a single fiber can make a world of difference.
DuPont™ has been revolutionizing the world of fiber and polymers since 1900s. DuPont has spent over a century creating textile products that transform the way we live and work. DuPont Biomaterials brings innovations to global partners through the development of high performance, renewable materials.
Sorona® is an eco-efficient performance fibre and brand of DuPont™. Sorona polymers become yarns and fibres which can be used in carpets, apparel, home textile, and automotive mats.
Sorona®, with Class ll certification from Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX, has been navigating sustainability in the material world. So the new fabric collections offered by mills are tested and certified through the DuPont Sorona Fabric Common Thread Certification Program in 2020 to assure the fabrics have the unique molecular footprint of partially plant-based Sorona polymer as well as meet key fabric performance attributes.
Sorona®polymer which is partially plant-based and recyclable, committed to ensuring that mills, designers and brands have clarity on our offering and that they can trust the source of the materials when they’re choosing fabrics using Sorona.
Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is one of the first 11 products approved as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program for certified bio-based products.
The eco-efficient performance of its fibre has been used by The North Face, Helly Hansen, Club Monaco, and Stella McCartney. Stella McCartney’s Fall 2020 collection for example, already used KOBA fur free fur by ECOPEL. KOBA is made with up to 100% Sorona® fibers.
DuPont™ Sorona® faux fur was awarded the ISPO Textrend “Best Product” in the Accelerated Eco category for the Fall/Winter 2021/22 season. Sorona faux fur is made with 70 to 100 percent bio-based Sorona polymer fibers, creating one of the first commercially available faux furs using plant-based ingredients.
The DuPont™ Sorona® brand team is also challenging designers to think about the full lifecycle of a garment – with a new showcase jacket, where every layer is a spandex-free stretch solution that can be recycled, designed by Youngone, an apparel business that has grown organically since 1974.
DuPont™ Biomaterials and Lenzing has also launched a fabric collection made predominantly of fibers derived from natural materials. The 2019 collaboration blends DuPont™ Sorona® fibers and TENCEL™ Lyocell and TENCEL™ Modal fibers from Lenzing, to give extremely soft garments greater resilience in stretch, recovery and dimensional stability.
Sorona® as Spandex & Lycra replacement. Sorona – Agile fabrics can be used in any apparel where stretch is needed. Sorona® polymer provides a high-performance, spandex-free stretch solution. Sorona has done many collaborations with apparel industry.
You can learn about the complete collaborations in the Sorona® official website (see the information of Sorona below).
As a product that’s on the forefront of the shift from oil-based materials to bio-based ones, Sorona fits perfectly into a legacy of meaningful, performance-based innovation – one that we have to continue to sustain our world.
Based on information and data available to DuPont, Sorona® polymer, including fibers made solely from this polymer, have no anti-microbial or anti-viral properties. Any anti-microbial or anti-viral claims made for fibers, fabrics and garments that contain Sorona® polymer should be independently tested and verified.
Source: Growing The Bioeconomy — DUPONT™ SORONA® FAUX FUR WINS ISPO TEXTREND “BEST PRODUCT” IN ACCELERATED ECO CATEGORY — DuPont’s Sorona fabric is made from corn — KOBA® FAUX FUR THE FIRST EVER BIO-BASED FAUX FUR — Natalia Vodianova Steps Out in Stella McCartney’s New Sustainable Faux Fur — DuPont™ Sorona® Fabrics Showcases Recyclable, Spandex-Free Stretch Jacket at Outdoor Retailer And ISPO Munich 2020.