Project recycles to create new raw material for textiles

May 9th, 2017

The TeKiDe project is a collaboration between VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University with the goal of transforming wood fibers and discarded cotton textiles, such as used sheets and towels, into viscose-type fiber to be used as raw material for textile products. The project focuses on the carbamate, BioCelSol and Ioncell-F technologies, […]

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What “going circular” means for the apparel and textile industry

February 10th, 2017

The apparel and footwear industry is forecast to generate double-digit growth to 2020 according to business analysts McKinsey & Co. One of the challenges is reconciling this growth with sustainability initiatives. As this report states it, “Sustainability and rapid business growth are not compatible; to pretend otherwise would be disingenuous.”  The solution proposed is an […]

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Spinnova unveils wood-fiber fabric

December 22nd, 2016

Finnish fabric innovator Spinnova Oy has unveiled its wood-fiber yarn; the wood-fiber manufacturing method was originally developed by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Spinnova has continued to develop the technique. Spinnova’s technology uses no chemicals, or energy- and water-consuming steps, so the environmental footprint will be much smaller than for polymer or cotton-fiber […]

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