Crystal International plans to use Swedish textile recycling company Renewcell’s Circulose Supplier Network (CSN) to foster more sustainable practices within its textile supply chain.
Being a member means Crystal International can explore the potential of using textile waste for circular processes while gaining access to the supply of Circulose, which is certified with the Recycled Claim Standard.
The collaboration with Renewcell will allow Crystal International to intensify its recycling initiatives and include sustainable materials within its production processes.
Circulose, the next-generation raw material developed by Renewcell, is derived from discarded textiles and converted into a dissolving pulp composed entirely of recycled materials.
This pulp serves as the foundation for various regenerated fibres, including viscose, lyocell, modal, acetate, and other man-made cellulosic fibres. The recycling process involves shredding, de-buttoning, de-zipping, de-colouring, and transforming discarded textiles into a slurry that is dried to produce pure Circulose sheets.
“We always strive to bring more innovative, sustainable textiles and garments with low environmental impact to our customers. With the network in place, we are delighted to join the CSN, being part of the movement ramping up circular development. Together, we join hands to make fashion circular,” said Catherine Chiu, vice president of global sustainability at Crystal International.
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Crystal International joins more than 40 industry peers already on the platform, including fabric suppliers and brands and will work with them to advance circular solutions and promote textile circularity within the global fashion sector.
Crystal International says Renewcell’s commitment to sustainability aligns with its own vision for environmentally responsible practices.
Renewcell’s production process aims to use 100% renewable energy and has received several sustainability certifications to ensure traceability.