Finnish workwear sustainability trailblazer TouchPoint and Spinnova, who develops the world’s most sustainable textile fibre, have announced a product development collaboration, to create the world’s most sustainable workwear. Work clothes are textiles made for heavy duty, the circularity, and reuse of which TouchPoint has developed for quite a few years.
Now, the workwear sustainability pioneer wants to be among the first ones to also explore and utilise the possibilities that the new, ecological Spinnova fibre has to offer. TouchPoint has made innovative efforts towards sustainability in the workwear industry, for example, by developing take-back programmes and using the most ecological textile innovations available, such as recycled polyester and man-made cellulosic, Spinnova said in a press release
“We’re excited and proud to collaborate with Spinnova. Spinnova has boldly turned the global challenge with textile fibres into an opportunity, and managed to create a unique innovation. We both want to develop Finnish, sustainable textile expertise for the international markets,” TouchPoint’s CEO Outi Luukko said.
Spinnova has recently entered a pilot phase in the development of the world’s most sustainable textile fibre, produced without harmful chemicals. At year-end last year, Spinnova completed its industrial scale pilot line in Jyväskylä, Finland, and, will therefore, focus on joint product development with brand partners this year. In practise, this means developing prototypes of commercial products, where part or all of current materials will be replaced with Spinnova’s cellulose-based fibre.
“TouchPoint is a great example of what the textile industry should do to help commercialise sustainable materials; to get hands-on involved in developing the innovations already before there is an exact roadmap to commercial production. A common value foundation has helped this collaboration take off quickly and open-mindedly,” Spinnova’s CEO Janne Poranen said. (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India