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Innovations in Cellulosic Fibres Derived from Recycled Textile Waste and Clothing Waste

  • ID: 5233736
  • Report
  • December 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 31 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Circ
  • Evrnu
  • Infinited Fiber Company
  • Levi Strauss & Co jeans
  • Renewcell
  • Spinnova

Brands and retailers are under immense pressure to provide textile and apparel products which are environmentally sustainable. At the same time, there is an urgent need to reduce the amount of waste generated by the global fashion industry - which is estimated at 92 mn tons per annum. These key challenges could be addressed by making cellulosic fibres from materials derived from textile waste. These fibres are biodegradable and are therefore considered to be more environmentally sustainable than synthetic fibres.

Also, textiles and clothing made from these fibres can themselves be used as feedstocks in recycling processes at the ends of their useful lives, thereby contributing towards the development of a circular economy. Some start-up companies have been quick to recognise the huge commercial potential for cellulosic fibres derived from textile waste and made rapid progress in developing innovative technologies in this area. Other companies have developed ways of making unique cellulosic fibres from materials recovered from textile waste.

This report highlights the potential for commercialising cellulosic fibres derived from textile waste, and includes profiles of six start-up companies innovating in this sector, namely Circ, Evrnu, Infinited Fiber Company, Renewcell, Spinnova and Worn Again Technologies. Also, it describes a number of projects supporting the development of cellulosic fibres derived from post-consumer waste and provides an outlook for the future.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Circ
  • Evrnu
  • Infinited Fiber Company
  • Levi Strauss & Co jeans
  • Renewcell
  • Spinnova

1. SUMMARY

2. INTRODUCTION

  • The case for using cellulosic fibres derived from textile waste
  • The potential for commercialising cellulosic fibres derived from textile waste
  • Consumption and production of cellulosic fibres
  • Leading manufacturers of cellulosic fibres
  • Companies manufacturing cellulosic fibres derived from textile waste
  • New companies and their innovations

3. COMPANIES RECOVERING MATERIALS FROM TEXTILE WASTE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CELLULOSIC FIBRES

  • Circ (Tyton BioSciences)
  • Investments and partnerships
  • Evrnu
  • NuCycl
  • Partnerships
  • Funding
  • Renewcell
  • Brands utilising Circulose fibres
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Partnerships
  • Worn Again Technologies
  • Investors and pioneer members
  • Grants and facilities
  • Fibersort Consortium

4. START-UP COMPANIES MAKING CELLULOSIC FIBRES FROM MATERIALS RECOVERED FROM TEXTILE WASTE

  • Infinited Fiber Company
  • Fibre manufacturing process
  • Partnerships
  • Spinnova
  • Fibre production technology
  • Partnerships

5. PROJECTS SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF CELLULOSIC FIBRES DERIVED FROM POST-CONSUMER WASTE

  • Full Circle Textiles Project: Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling
  • The New Cotton Project

6. OUTLOOK

List of Tables
Table 1: Cellulosic fibre production by type, 2019

List of Figures
Figure 1: Dress incorporating fibres made from Circulose
Figure 2: Levi Strauss & Co jeans incorporating fibres made from Circulose
Figure 3: Garments made from Infinited Fiber Company’s cellulose carbamate fibre
Figure 4: Spinnova’s filament fibre

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
  • Circ
  • Evrnu
  • Infinited Fiber Company
  • Levi Strauss & Co jeans
  • Renewcell
  • Spinnova
  • Worn Again Technologies
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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