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Partnership will further cellulosic fibre technologies 12 Jul 2017

Brazilian forestry company Fibria, the world's leading producer of eucalyptus pulp from planted forests, has partnered with Spinnova to further develop the Finnish startup's sustainable technologies for making cellulosic fibres.

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Textile start-up to scale new waste-based fibre technology 16 Aug 2019

Textile startup Infinted Fiber Co is planning to scale up its technology that turns textile waste and other pulp-based materials into new textile fibres, following its largest single investment from Singapore based viscose specialist RGE.


Spinnova appoints first in-house textile expert 23 Jul 2019

Finnish sustainable fibre company Spinnova has named Maree Hamilton as its first in-house textile expert, responsible for liaising with brand owners who wish to implement the firm's sustainable technologies for making cellulosic fibres.


Sneaker brand Rens makes shoes from coffee grounds 19 Jul 2019

Sustainable footwear startup Rens Original has secured more than US$200,000 in funding via Kickstarter to manufacture its 100% waterproof sneakers – which are made using recycled coffee grounds.


EU ministers urge faster action on circular economy plan 15 Jul 2019

Environment and climate ministers have said the EU must speed up its policy on the circular economy in order to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity. 


Millennials may be prepared to pay for greener fashion 20 Jun 2019

While millennial shoppers continue to value trends, there is an emerging determination to make greener choices and many are prepared to pay more for a sustainable piece of clothing, new research suggests.


Spinnova secures support to turn agro waste into fibre 8 May 2019

Finnish sustainable fibre company Spinnova is teaming up with local clean-energy firm Fortum to continue building its bio-based ecosystem for converting agricultural waste such as straw into textiles – potentially disrupting the use of natural cellulosics such as cotton.


H&M invests in Finnish sustainable fibre producer 18 Apr 2019

A company that produces sustainable textile fibres made from waste materials has raised EUR3.7m (US$4.2m) in funding from investors, including global fashion retailer H&M, to scale up production at its plant in Finland.


Spinnova partnership to accelerate eco-fibre production 14 Feb 2019

Finnish fibre company Spinnova has announced a new collaboration with textile professor Dr Nawar Kadi in a move it says will "significantly help" its quest to mass-produce sustainable fibres that can be commercialised.


Spinnova completes cellulose fibre pilot factory 19 Dec 2018

Finland-based fibre technology company Spinnova has completed its new pilot factory line in Jyväskylä, in a move that marks a major step towards large volume commercial production of its sustainable cellulose fibres.


Finnish researchers scale up Ioncell eco-friendly fibres 17 Dec 2018

Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have designed and produced a dress made of Finnish birch trees, using a sustainable technology called Ioncell – and are planning to scale up production of the eco-friendly textile fibres.