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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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Marimekko and Spinnova cooperate on wood-based textiles 14 Nov 2017

Finnish fashion and textile business Marimekko Group is cooperating with fibre technology company Spinnova on the development and market entry of new, wood-based textiles.


Recycled fibre fabric has a cotton/viscose feel 20 Sep 2017

Researchers in Finland have developed a range of "natural" feeling knitted textiles made from chemically recycled cotton yarns.


New method for upcycling cotton-polyester blend garments 7 Apr 2017

A team of chemists from Aalto University in Finland has presented a new method for upcycling worn-out garments made from cotton-polyester blends.


Researchers harvest autumn leaves to colour textiles 7 Nov 2016

Researchers in Finland are developing a new sustainable technology that could utilise natural pigments from fallen leaves to colour textiles.


Stockmann names Veijalainen as new CEO 12 Sep 2016

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group has appointed its interim chief executive officer Lauri Veijalainen to the full-time role.


Stockmann speeds up turnaround with more job cuts 15 Jun 2016

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to appoint a new management team and reduce the number of its employees in Finland as the next step in the company's turnaround strategy.


EU project to find new uses for recycled textile waste 20 May 2016

With more than 3m tons of textiles being thrown away each year in the EU alone, a new project aims to provide a second life for unwanted textiles by turning them into new consumer products.


Stockmann CEO Thelin in immediate departure 4 Apr 2016

Per Thelin, the chief executive of Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group, is to leave the group with immediate effect after just one year in the role. 


Norway's Pierre Robert acquires Finnish textile brands 21 Mar 2016

Norwegian apparel basics firm Pierre Robert Group has acquired four textile brands from Finnish branded consumer goods supplier Nanso Group in a bid to expand its position in Finland.


Finnish researchers pilot closed loop cotton production 25 Sep 2015

A group of organisations in Finland is trialling a new closed loop production process to turn unused cotton clothing into new fibres for the fashion industry – which will be used by Finnish fashion retailer Seppälä in a new collection launching next year.