Recycled cotton and viscose fibres for new garments to close the circular loop in fashion

by: Mirjam Visser, 2020-08-04 19:59:48 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: By closing the circular loop with producing re-usable fibres from post-consumer textile waste both cellulose pulp and freshwater are saved. It also leads to a higher quality in tensile strength in both wet and dry condition, dye absorption and in withstan

T-shirt made of Circulose

Re:newcell’s recycling technology transforms high cellulosic post consumer waste into pure, natural dissolving pulp to create new fibres. It’s an efficient process that reuses chemicals, and it’s up and running.
The discarded textiles are shredded, de-buttoned, de-zipped, de-colored and turned into a slurry. Contaminants and other non-cellulosic content are separated before it is dried to produce a pure, natural pulp, which is packaged into bales and fed into the textile production cycle.

Tests have compared textile fibers made from Circulose pulp with textile fibers made from dissolving pulp made from wood. The fibers have higher quality in a number of areas: tensile strength in both wet and dry condition, dye absorption and in withstanding high abrasion.
Fibers made from Circulose pulp have a lot in common with cotton fibers. But are organic, sustainable and allow for a better use of the planet’s resources.

Recently, Levi’s® launches its most sustainable jeans ever, a garment made with organic cotton and Circulose®.

Designer: na
Manufacturer: Re:newcell AB
Category: Fashion, Circular economy


Closing the circular gap
T-shirt made of Circulose
Closing the circular gap
by Renewcell AB

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