Textile Engineering Perspective

Sense-Tex: Elevating health and comfort through innovative textile
Text by: MsC Textile Engineering, Bilel Meskini, 2023.

The rapid advancement of technology compels an eco-centric focus, in the textile industry, for instance, the transition to more sustainability is being acknowledged. despite this significant progress, chemicals are still used in the industry. From cultivation to dyeing and finishing, chemicals play a pivotal role in enhancing textile quality. However, the presence of chemicals in production gives rise to health hazards, where direct contact between chemical residues and skin can cause irritation and allergic reactions for example.

Sense-Tex is an example of innovation in addressing and handling the issue of the chemicals in textile. Through its revolutionary approach, Sense-tex has successfully managed to confront the challenge of chemical related harm, providing a sustainable solution. With our innovative yarn, we eliminated the usage of harmful substances without compromising the integrity and quality of the end product. This innovation not only guarantees the well-being of individuals but also preserve the environment from the effects of chemical pollution. Sense-Tex’s dedication to healthier and more ecologically friendly practices shows the possibility for positive change in the textile sector and points the way forward to more sustainable future.

Sense-Tex is an innovation that is committed to enhance your health and lifestyle at the same time. By integrating it into fabrics, Sense-Tex plays a big role in promoting health and well-being when used in smart applications for instance. The fabric can monitor vital signs and detect changes in the physiological parameters while giving real time feedback on your health condition. Moreover, Sense-Tex technology in the healthcare domain doesn’t lie only in the end use or the application of textile. Our unique yarn composition embodies a fusion between health (well-being) and comfort. The ramie fibre and soy been fibres existing in the yarn offer outstanding physical properties such as wet strength, shape retention, a unique lustre, breathability and high absorbance and dye affinity, these properties ensure comfort and durability. Health wise, both fibres present UV resistance and antimicrobial aspects. Additionally, the ramie fibre exhibits hypoallergenic properties, which makes it perfect for people with a sensitive skin, it is less likely to get allergic reaction compared to other fibres. Furthermore, the inclusion of SeaCell™ brings the yarn in the forefront in terms of skin related health. SeaCell™ stands as an innovative cellulose fibre, interwoven with the essence of seaweed—a botanical reservoir of minerals, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory agents. This blend retains the skin’s vitality through an activating factor existing in natural seaweed. Elevated antioxidant levels within SeaCell™ creates an immune-like shield, countering skin-harmful free radicals that increase aging and atopic conditions.

In the conventional textile production, as mentioned, the production lifecycle involves chemicals like pesticides, dyes, and bleaches, which can harm human health and the environment. Residues from these chemicals in textiles can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and even cancer due to toxic substances like formaldehyde and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Chemicals can as well disrupt hormones, leading to more issues. Additionally, the Environmental contamination is also a concern.

In the production of Sense-Tex, no chemicals are involved. Sense-Tex stands out for their chemical-free approach and eco-friendliness. With a focus on sustainability and a commitment to eliminating the usage of chemicals, the creation of Sense-Tex involves an environmentally friendly production process, ensuring a safer and greener choice for consumers who value both quality and the planet.  Moreover, our production process demonstrates a comprehensive sustainability model, employing diverse strategies by considering Life Cycle Assessments, for instance, that systematically evaluates ecological outcome across the production stages and applying Circular Economy Practices by including recycling and upcycling, limiting negative environmental effects. As a whole, the production of Sense-Tex approach demonstrates a knowledgeable commitment to the development of a sustainable textile industry.


Setting ourselves apart
Balancing sustainability with textile quality and comfort presents a challenge. Incorporating eco-friendly practices may impact traditional production methods that ensure comfort and durability. Finding solutions that satisfy both ecological and consumer demands require innovation to create textiles that excel in performance while minimizing environmental impact. Nevertheless, With Sense-Tex, we could successfully close that gap between sustainability / well-being and textile excellence where the innovation merged the consumer comfort and his wellness setting a pioneering standard for a greener and exceptional industry.