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Panama Trimmings
Material Name: 

Viridis®

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

1981

HQ: 

Italy

TRL: 

4

Founder(s): 

Giuliano Pinato

Website: 
About the Company

Panama Trimmings is a well-established italian manufacturer producing labels, hang-tags, printed tapes and similar trimmings. Founded more than 35 years ago is appreciated for its made in Italy quality combining experience and innovation. The next-gen company is constantly implementing sustainable solutions to preserve the environment, its awerness for the enviromental issues is expressed by the tireless research of recycled materials. Now more than ever, sustainability represents Panama’s core value.

Material

The only PU made with renewable resources, Viridis® contains 43% of bio polyols coming from European non-food and GMO-free corn and wheat crops. Viridis® biobased content is equal to 69%, its bio polyols and FSC viscose content makes it the most green product among the synthetic fabrics: 43 % bio polyols, 26% FSC viscose, and 31% normal PU.

Technology

Our R&D Lab found a way to shape up this new material that perfectly embodies all those sustainable features we were looking for among synthetic materials. Despite this apparently difficult origin and description, “polymers from raw plant-related renewable materials”, its performance is easy and brilliant.

Applications

Fashion, accessories, jacrons.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Etéreo, Genesis Footwear, Oblique Creations, Jack & Jones, Arkimedia, Cubus.

Arkimedia watch straps made with Viridis.

Arkimedia watch straps made with Viridis.

Genesis sneakers made with Viridis.

Genesis sneakers made with Viridis.

Icon bag by the Italian brand Oblique made with Viridiss.

Icon bag by the Italian brand Oblique made with Viridis.