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A fresh spin: the clothes made out of recycled wood pulp – Positive News


A Finnish company has found a way to use wood pulp to print new clothes, and the only by-product is water.

Like an ill-fitting suit, the fashion industry carries with it a large carbon footprint, which according to some estimates it is equivalent to about four percent of global CO2 emissions.

Enter Finnish fiber startup Spinnova, which has devised a technique to turn wood pulp into a sustainable textile that can be used to make clothing.

The company says its methods do not require harmful chemicals and that the only by-product is water, which is reused.

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It occurs when the fashion industry seeks sustainable alternatives to cotton, which requires large amounts of water to produce, and viscose, which uses toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process and leaves a trace of microplastics.

Finnish design house Marimekko has already used the material to make a denim jacket and bag. H&M has also announced itself as a partner.

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Finnish design house Marimekko has used the material to make a denim jacket and bag. Image: Marimekko

Spinnova recently announced that it will build a factory in Finland to increase the production of its textile fiber. The plant is due to open in 2022.

“The fact that these fibers can be recycled into a new fiber over and over again makes the fiber disruptively circular,” said a company spokesperson. told Reuters.

Lead Image: Marimekko



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