Infinna is created from cotton-rich textile waste that is broken down at the molecular level so that the cellulose in the cotton can be captured and reborn as new fibers. Because it’s made of cellulose – a building block of all plants – Infinna is biodegradable and keeps biomass circulating. The long-term vision of the technology is that clothes made with it will again be recycled in the same process with other textile waste.
The capsule will be available through Pangaia Lab, the discovery platform within Pangaia. The capsule aims to keep textile waste out of landfills and make textile circularity an everyday reality by demonstrating that fabrics made from 100% recycled fibers don’t sacrifice look or feel, said the two entities in a joint press release.
Finnish circular fashion and textile technology group Infinited Fiber and materials science innovator Pangaia have collaborated to present shirts made from Infinna, a textile fiber created entirely from textile waste. The shirt will be available for purchase in 100% Infinna which offers a soft, natural cotton look and feel.
Pangaia and the company Infinited Fiber announce a multi-year development agreement alongside this first version. Infinna will be available on the brand’s business-to-business (B2B) platform, Pangaia Science, which brings breakthrough textile innovations and patents to the world through essential products and partnerships.
“Pangaia is constantly on the lookout for technologies that can help our business utilize waste streams and Infinna is reinventing the way we can recycle and manage textile waste. This first capsule demonstrates that Pangaia can create beautiful products made entirely from of recycled fibers. Pangaia is entering a new era of ground-breaking innovations in circularity and this launch opens a door to the future of textile recycling,” said Craig Smith, Director of Research and Development at Pangaia.
“Infinited Fiber dreams of a future where ‘waste’ is not wasted, but considered the valuable resource that it can be. The company is leading the way in the exploration of circular materials to replace virgin resources. Infinited Fiber couldn’t be happier that its customers are the first to wear a shirt made from 100% textile waste that has been cleaned and broken down at the molecular level to breathe new life into a brand new textile fiber. The company wants to change the image of reclaimed textiles being somehow inferior and I am confident that this collection will demonstrate exactly that,” said Kirsi Terho, Infinited Fiber Key Account Director.
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