We have developed a revolutionary new fabric using a technology patented in Germany to capture the power of the sea in a garment, using island seaweed, beechwood and zinc fibers. GREY Fashion Berlin is exclusively using our fundamentally new material. Read why Vitadylan™ is a quantum leap and the advantage it boasts for your day-to-day life.
One kilogram (2.3 lb.) of dried seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) harvested in Iceland contains the minerals and vitamins equal to about 100,000 liters (26,400 US gallons) of seawater. A GREY product using Vitadylan™ contains on average 12.5 grams (0.4 ounces) of seaweed. That's equal to 1,250 liters (330 US Gallons).
The secret of Vitadylan™ lies in its pure, natural seaweed. It can only be harvested every two years in the crystal-clear waters of Iceland, so the amount available is strictly limited. The seaweed is then dried and finely ground with a special jet mill. The fine powder can subsequently be weaved into the fibers using a secret, patented procedure to retain all ingredients in the final fabric. Seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) contains one of the highest amounts of vitamins, minerals and trace elements of all natural products. One kilogram (2.3 lb.) of dried seaweed harvested in Iceland contains the minerals and vitamins equal to about 100,000 liters (26,400 US Gallons) of seawater. By using the highest-quality seaweed from Icelandic fjords in our material and with a highly advanced, patented technology, we can conserve the power of the seaweed within our material in order to care for your skin on a daily basis.
Seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) contains one of the highest amounts of vitamins, minerals and trace elements of all natural products. One kilogram (2.3 lb) of dried seaweed harvested in Iceland contains the minerals and vitamins equal to about 100,000 liters (26,400 US Gallons) of seawater. By using the highest quality Seaweed from Icelandic fjords in our material and with a highly advanced, patented technology, we can conserve the power of the seaweed within our material in order to care for your skin on a daily basis.
The winner when it comes to softness
The low fiber rigidity and cross-section of Vitadylan™ using Lenzing Modal® fibers make the fibers an unparalleled supplier of softness in a completely natural way. Measurements of the softness factor Using the Kawabata method (Kawabata Evaluation Systems for Fabrics) show that Lenzing Modal® fibers are twice as soft as cotton. The finer the fibers, the finer the textile becomes.
The prominent dermatest® institute has conducted a test with 30 test subjects using Vitadylan™ and GREY products under the supervision of dermatological specialists and doctors and granted us the best-possible rating, “excellent”.
Vitadylan™ uses an innovative fiber based on natural cellulose which includes the essential trace element zinc. Zinc has perhaps a greater impact on our wellbeing than any other trace element. It is vital for our immune system, sensory functions and metabolism, as well as skin regeneration and protection. A special high-grade zinc is melted and oxidized, which results in a white powder of pure zinc oxide that is incorporated into a cellulose fiber via a patented procedure. Using only high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade, 4 zinc oxide, Vitadylan™ combines zinc’s regenerative and skin-nurturing effects with its hygienic and antibacterial elements. The fiber is produced without the use of aggressive chemicals and is made solely from renewable raw materials, making it both eco-friendly and fully biodegradable.
The German University of Jena has proven the antioxidant effectiveness of the medicinal zinc fibers used in Vitadylan™ according to DIN EN ISO 9001 standards. The renowned German INTERTEK testing institute has demonstrated the amount of zinc in the finished products. The International Society of Dermatology has reported evidence supporting zinc to be an important antioxidant for skin.
This is from the bottom of our heart: Water is the source of life and one of the most important future issues. Fresh water sustains human life and is vital for human health. There is enough fresh water for everyone on Earth. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people (most of them children) die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population and is projected to rise. It is estimated that 783 million people do not have access to clean water and over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds replenishment. According to the United Nations, about 1,000 children die every day due to preventable water- and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the production of one average cotton T-shirt consumes up to 2,700 liters (713 US gallons) of water. The production of a comparable product made with Vitadylan™, using our advanced technology, requires only about 70 liters (18.5 US gallons) of water. That’s 38 times less or 16 bathtubs less than cotton. For a single T-shirt.
The carbon footprint of a regular cotton T-shirt is about 7 kilogram (15.7 lb.). A GREY shirt using Vitadylan™ has a footprint of about 0.7 kilogram (1.6 lb). That's just about 10%.
Using zinc fibers in Vitadylan™ also acts as a shield against harmful UVA and UVB radiation, which can damage our skin cells. It can provide up to +50 SPF.
Using zinc fibers in Vitadylan™ leads to longer freshness of the final garment. Since zinc is a component of skin-building enzymes, it operates directly on the skin. An active exchange between the fiber and the skin occurs when the garment is worn. In addition to this, zinc oxide possesses strong antibacterial properties, especially against odor-causing bacteria, which helps to make our garments stay fresh longer.
Vitadylan™ is a German company located in Berlin. We love our beautiful country and the beautiful people from all over the world living in Germany. The complete manufacturing procedure, the patents and the final production of the fabrics are Made in Germany. We promise you lots of love and passion in every single product.