A NEW ERA BEGINS, MADE FROM NATURE TO UNLEASH YOUR NATURE NATURE EMPOWERED BY TECHNOLOGY
WE REINVENTED FUNCTIONAL APPAREL
Technical apparel made using biomaterials from nature, carefully selected and empowered via biotechnology for maximum performance.
The ultimate meeting of nature, technology and sustainability. We made it happen – naturally.
Our products are made from nature. For your nature
Nature is a life force that knows no limits. Nature is the beginning of everything, our endless source of inspiration.
We push the limits of conventional fibres.
Our mission is to replace synthetic textiles with materials derived from nature but sustainably created in the laboratory. These biomaterials overcome the limits of natural fibres and feature superior performance in terms of sweat absorption, strength and odour reduction.
Scientifically proven performance.
Science is the objective tool we use to evaluate the performance of our products. Through rigorous scientific testing and collaboration with the CERISM research centre at the University of Verona, we are able to create increasingly high-performance products that give the athlete an extra edge.
Welcome to AREAS
Where we create the future
AREAS (Academy for Research and Engineering in Apparel and Sport) is the ‘brain’ of our company. A high-tech research facility with the objective of increasing performance – of fibres, textiles, manufacturing and ultimately athletes themselves. Thanks to AREAS, we continue to increase our technological advantage over competitors.
A science lab
The vegetable wool
Nature never fails to amaze us. Nature gives us KAPOK, a precious and totally organic fibre obtained from the fruit of the Ceiba Pentandra, a sacred plant that grows up to 60 metres high, widespread in the rainforests of South America.
Known as ‘vegetable wool’ for its extraordinary lightness, KAPOK fibre has only recently been used in the textile industry for padding cushions and mattresses. We at UYN were the first to succeed in using the natural yarn in sportswear – as a fabric with exceptional active properties and not as padding.
The sustainable alternative to elastane
FLEXICORN is a plant-based bio-polyester. Extraordinarily elastic and resilient, it keeps its original shape longer, it is wrinkle resistant and UV-resistant.
FLEXICORN has made it possible for us to replace synthetic elastane fibres with a recyclable, more sustainable and less polluting material with equivalent performance. This innovative yarn is derived from corn which isn’t used for human consumption and glucose fermentation. With FLEXICORN we have reduced energy consumption, CO2 emissions and the impact of our products on the environment.
Beech fibre, durable and breathable
BIOLIGHT is a plant-based fibre that gives UYN garments unique characteristics. Derived from the cellulose of beech plants, this fibre is smooth, soft and bright, and provides and extremely pleasant touch.
BIOLIGHT is characterised by its breathable properties and its ability to retain moisture (twice as much as cotton). Thanks to its structure, BIOLIGHT fabric helps to keep the skin cool and dry.
Eucalyptus wood has never been so comfortable
The wood obtained from Eucalyptus trees becomes ECOLYPT, a 100% sustainable fiber with exceptional properties. The characteristics of the pulp of the wood from which it is obtained give ECOLYPT strength and great elasticity.
Its structure is composed of very small hydrophilic fibers that absorb up to 50% more moisture than cotton. In addition, the fiber is highly breathable, minimizes the formation of odors and thanks to its temperature regulating properties is able to provide a cooling effect in hot temperatures and warm in cold days.
The entire production process of ECOLYPT fiber is characterized by a closed loop: all water and enzymes are recovered and reused in a further production process.
100% bio-based, 100% functional
The obsessive research for top-quality biomaterials led us to NATEX. Derived from castor beans, NATEX fibre reduces garment weight by 25%, dries 50% faster than conventional nylon, is more elastic and has a bacteriostatic effect that minimises odour.
Our company is Committed to a greener world Mission: zero impact
Biotech is the future of functional apparel. No more synthetic fibres, derived from fossil fuels with a high environmental impact, but organic-based fibres featuring extraordinary active properties. Biotech is nature surpassing itself: the new evolutionary stage in technical apparel.
With Biotech we have reinvented functional apparel, in every area: from underwear to outerwear, from socks to accessories. The new lines for winter sports, running and cycling boast unique features.
100% natural derivation
No fossil fuel-derived synthetics. Biomaterials have a low environmental impact and high performance.
New sensory experience
Unparalleled feeling of natural softness on the skin.
Perfect temperature management
The structure of the bio-fibres helps create the ideal body micro-climate during physical activity
Neutralisation of odours
The natural antibacterial effect of the bio-fibres reduces the formation of unpleasant odours and increases the feeling of freshness