Recent media coverage
November 7, 2023Renewcell wins the Nordic Council Environment Prize from The Nordic Council of Ministers and The Nordic Council
June 11, 2023CNBC — The recycling idea at Levi’s, Adidas, Zara to stop trillions in fast fashion from going to waste
June 5, 2023Marie Claire — Textiles durables : en 2023, la mode fait un bond d’innovation
Fashion is wasteful
When garments are worn out or no longer wanted some are sold second-hand or used as hand-me-downs, but almost all of them finally end up in landfills or incinerators. The same happens to most of the production scraps that have never been worn. Very little is recycled because cotton can’t be recycled with enough quality at a large enough scale.
We make fashion circular
Our recycling technology breaks down used cotton and other cellulose-rich textiles and transforms them into a new, biodegradable raw material: CIRCULOSE® pulp. Our customers use it to make biodegradable virgin quality viscose or lyocell textile fibers.
This is the link that has been missing to close the loop.
CIRCULOSE® is a branded dissolving pulp that we make from 100% textile waste, such as worn-out jeans and production scraps. Fiber producers use dissolving pulp to make viscose, lyocell, modal, acetate other kinds of biodegradable regenerated fibers (also called man-made cellulosic fibers).
These fibers are then spun into yarns, woven or knitted into fabrics and finally cut and sewn into new high-quality textile products.
The only difference with Circulose® is that they are made from textile waste instead of new cotton, oil or wood.