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Seaweed, zinc make Smartfiber fibres skin friendly

Published: 2020-07-13

Fibres produced by Smartfiber are increasingly being used by modern fashion and home textile brands due to the natural additives of seaweed or zinc. Addition of seaweed and zinc makes the fibres skin friendly. In addition, these fibres are also environment-friendly and help in conserving resources, meeting the demand for sustainably produced textiles.

Pic: SeaCell™ fiber, smartfiber AG/Open PR


Smartfiber has been offering high-quality natural fibres under the names SeaCell and smartcel sensitive for over 15 years. The fibres are cellulose-based. The addition of seaweed to SeaCell and zinc to smartcel sensitive also gives the fibres exceptional properties, making them particularly kind to the skin when used in textiles of all kinds. The fibres of Smartfiber are also environmentally friendly and conserve resources, meaning that they meet demand from many customers for sustainably produced textiles. An increasing number of manufacturers are using Smartfiber technology and offering their customers high-quality products using SeaCell and smartcel sensitive fibres.



Smartfiber fibres can also be found in products from the textile processing industry such as spinners, yarns, knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, non-woven materials, coverings, mattresses, and ready-made items, and in consumer items. Many brands have used SeaCell and smartcel sensitive elements in their textiles, including T-shirts, pullovers, pants, sportswear and yoga wear, underwear, socks, shoes, bed linen, pillows, and blankets.


SeaCell is an environmentally friendly fibre that is comfortable to wear and has a positive effect on the skin. It stands for health, sustainability, and an environmentally friendly lifestyle. SeaCell fibres contain finely ground Icelandic seaweed from a unique ecosystem. This seaweed is rich in minerals and trace elements. With its high level of antioxidants, it protects the skin from environmental influences. SeaCell enables an active exchange of substances between the fibre and the skin, thus ensuring a lasting feel-good effect for users. Incorporating SeaCell fibres makes the textiles soft to the touch and gives them a fluffy, silky feel. Wearing SeaCell textiles ensures a nice feeling against the skin. They offer comfort and care thanks to the seaweed’s calming effect on the skin. SeaCell fibres are being used in textiles from well-known brands.



Smartcel sensitive with zinc transforms textiles into true skincare products. The fibre has a cosmetic, revitalising, odour-reducing effect in combination with gentle hygiene. The zinc oxide incorporated into smartcel sensitive fibres protects the skin from harmful radiation (UPF 50+) and has an anti-inflammatory effect. These properties make the fibre suitable for people with sensitive skin or skin diseases. Zinc oxide also offers antibacterial and odour-eliminating properties, keeping the textiles fresh for extended periods of time. Smartcel sensitive is environmentally friendly, resource friendly and 100 per cent biodegradable.



Source:Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)