Stone Island’s Polypropylene Denim
Stone Island’s Polypropylene Denim

Stone Island’s Polypropylene Denim

A new interpretation of a classic

 

Polypropylene is one of those most versatile polymers available with applications, both as a plastic and as a fibre. Its scientific formula is calculated at  130 °C melting point with a density at 946 kg/m³ and a formula of (C3H6)n. Polypropylene, is also a material with antibacterial properties, which constitutes to it being the lightest available fibre on earth, even very bulky garments made in this material astonish for their specific lightness.

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Blouson in Polypropylene Denim. Inner nylon lining padded with a PrimaLoft® layer which provides the garment with exceptional insulating capacity. 

Stone Island, a market leader in fabric innovation and  technology have designed a range of denim cloth that weaves a polypropylene yarn into an indigo dyed cotton warp. The result is an impeccable denim tela with a drastically reduced weight: it has the look of a 19 ounces material but weighs only 10.

This outstanding treatment gives a new look to the jumpsuit, the outerwear pieces, the trousers and backpack have undergone the dark treatment, a manual sanding and light stonewash as well as an enzyme wash.

The Indigo knit is also used in weaving yarns, an innovative technique from the knitwear industry. For this project a yarn was especially created from indigo dyed polypropylene and cotton yarn with chain construction.


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