US: Patagonia invests in sustainable textile processor
Outdoor apparel business Patagonia has invested in sustainable textile processor CO2Nexus through its environmental $20 Million & Change fund.
CO2Nexus has developed a sustainable method of processing textiles and garments using liquid carbon dioxide, which Patagonia says uses no water, consuming less energy and generating very little waste.
The system, Tersus, involves 20-30-minute cycle times and requires no separate dryer, thus conserving energy.
Benefits over repeated washes, Patagonia said, include down loft enhancement, water repellency and colour/size/fit consistency.
“Quite simply, processing textiles and apparel requires huge amounts of energy and water – and both are in crisis,” said Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario.
“CO2Nexus is a great fit for $20 Million & Change – it’s a young company using business and innovation to bring about positive benefits to the environment.”
The $20 Million & Change fund was set up last year by Patagonia to help start-up companies provide environmental solutions.
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