The Finnish Textile & Fashion industry is designing the way to a Circular Economy
In the last few years Finland has become a leader in Circular fashion and textile with new technological solutions, innovative platforms and global investments.
Rester is a leading global forerunner in building textile recovery value chains.
The company acts as a bridge between different sectors in the development of the textile circular economy.
Rester with Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH) are building The Nordic countries’ first industrial end-of-life textile refinement plant in Paimio
Infinited Fiber Company’s technology turns cellulose-based raw materials, like cotton-rich textile waste, into Infinna™, a unique, premium-quality regenerated textile fiber with the natural, soft look and feel of cotton.
Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle recently invested in the circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber Company. The investment completes a funding round led by H&M Group
The process as art (Source: https://infinitedfiber.imagebank.fi)
Spinnova has developed a technology that can transform cellulosic fiber into fiber for the textile industry with a mechanical process. Using the technology they created, they refine pulp raw material, and transform that into spinning-ready fibre suspension without harmful chemistry.
Spinnova has partnered with some of the world's biggest brands to create sustainable products with their materials - The North Face, H&M Group, Marimekko, Bergans and others.
MICRO-FIBRILLATED CELLULOSE (Source : https://spinnova.com/media/)
Pure Waste is a company breaking new ground in textile recycling.
They manufacture and sell yarns, fabrics and garments made from 100% recycled materials.
Their operations are based on collecting and recycling cutting waste from textile industry where it is generated, in India. The collected cutting waste is sorted, processed and manufactured into high-quality textile products. No virgin material at all needs to be used in manufacturing.
Pure waste (Source https://www.purewaste.com/)
Do you know that Finland offers educative materials about circular economy for Fashion & Textile students?