Outdoor apparel company, Patagonia and circular fashion and textile technology company, Infinited Fiber Company, have agreed to a multi-year sales deal for Infinited Fiber Company's premium-quality regenerated textile fiber Infinna™, which is made from textile waste.
The action is a significant step forward for both firms in their efforts to make textile circularity a reality. Patagonia will have access to the limited-supply fiber for the next several years, while Infinited Fiber Company will have future sales money as it scales up manufacturing to scale.
Ciara Cates, Patagonia’s Lead Material Developer, said circularity is a marathon, not a sprint. They are able to establish a circularity relationship with firms like Infinited Fiber Company that not only recycles the goods of the past but also builds a circularity strategy for the products of the future.
Infinna is a one-of-a-kind, virgin-quality regenerated textile fiber with a delicate, natural appearance and feel. It's made from cotton-rich textile waste that's broken down and regenerated as new fibers at the molecular level. Infinna is biodegradable and has no microplastics to clog our seas because it is comprised of cellulose, the building block of all plants. Clothes manufactured with it may be recycled in the same way as other textile waste in the same procedure.
Cates added that the beauty of Infinna is that it would never occur to the buyer that it is created from recycled clothing. They will have the same durability, comfort, and softness as a comparable product made of virgin materials.
Infinited Fiber Company announced intentions to establish a flagship facility in Finland in April to fulfill the rising demand for Infinna from international fashion designers. Customers are now served from Espoo and Valkeakoski, Finland, where the company's R&D and pilot facilities are located.
The projected flagship facility will have a 30,000 metric tonne yearly production capacity, which is enough fiber for about 100 million T-shirts manufactured entirely of Infinna. In 2021, Infinited Fiber Company intends to have sold the full production of the new facility for many years.
The fiber regeneration technology developed by Infinited Fiber Company, which employs cellulose-rich waste streams as its raw material, provides a solution for both preventing waste and reducing the textile industry's impact on the planet's scarce natural resources.
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