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Infinited Fiber regenerates cotton-rich textile waste into brand-new Infinna™ textile fibers

Description: 

Infinited Fiber is a fashion and textile technology group on a mission to make textile circularity an everyday reality. Its technology stops waste from being wasted by capturing the valuable resources in discarded textiles and regenerating them into new, high-quality textile fibers with the look and feel of cotton.

The new fibers are called Infinna™. They are made of cellulose – a building block of all plants – meaning they are biodegradable and contain no plastics. Infinna™ is versatile like cotton, making it a true, circular material alternative to conventional virgin fibers for a whole range of fabrics from single jersey and French terry to denim and woven fabrics. Infinna™ is also well-suited for nonwoven applications such as soft hygiene products and wipes. Infinna™ can be used on its own for fabrics regenerated 100% from textile waste, and it blends beautifully with conventional fibers like cotton. At the end of their life cycle, textiles made with Infinna™ can be regenerated in the same process alongside cotton-rich textile waste.

Infinited Fiber Company’s technology is flexible in terms of feedstock. The raw material needed to create Infinna™ is cellulose, which is abundant in several waste streams in addition to cotton-rich textiles; used cardboard, paper, and even agricultural residues like wheat and rice straw are all potential future feedstock options.

Infinited Fiber Company is preparing to open a 30,000-tonne/annum flagship factory in Finland during 2024 in response to strong demand for Infinna™ from the world’s leading fashion and apparel brands, and to accelerate the licensing of its technology to other textile fiber producers.

Main results: 

By regenerating new Infinna™ textile fibers from textile waste, Infinited Fiber:

  • reduces the textile industry’s burden on the Earths’ natural resources
  • decreases the amount of textile waste ending up as pollution at landfills and in incinerators
  • enables the textile industry to raise the proportion of textile fibers created from pre- and post-consumer textile waste, which currently sits at less than 0.5% of all textile fibers produced globally (2020)
  • offers existing viscose producers a new, carbon disulfide-free circular textile fiber to add to their offering through technology licensing
  • provides the textile industry a plastic-free and biodegradable, high-quality textile fiber that supports the shift from a wasteful, linear production model to a more sustainable circular one.