20 November 2017
AMSTERDAM– Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and The Infinited Fiber Company, a Finland-based textile chemical recycling company, jointly announce today that they will be collaborating through Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme to facilitate change that is accessible, affordable and attractive for all. This collaboration demonstrates a shared commitment between The Infinited Fiber Company and Fashion for Good to fast-track sustainable innovation within the apparel supply chain.
Fashion for Good, an initiative launched with an initial grant by founding partner C&A Foundation, convenes brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders united in their shared ambition to reimagine the way fashion is designed, made, worn and reused. Its Scaling Programme helps companies scale by offering bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital. Fashion for Good hand-selected The Infinited Fiber Company from an extensive list of innovators driving for a more sustainable and circular textiles sector. The Infinited Fiber Company joins a list of companies that includes TamiCare Ltd, SoftWear Automation, ColorZen and Worn Again.
The Infinited Fiber Company has developed a process technology that can turn cotton-rich textile waste, paper and cardboard waste into new, cotton-like fibres for the textile industry. And not just once, but infinitely. The output is similar to viscose and can be recycled again and again without decreasing the quality of the fibre. The technology can be integrated into existing pulp, dissolving pulp and viscose fibre plant.
As a Scaling Programme participant, The Infinited Fiber Company gains access to a network of technologists, scientists and industry experts, enabling it to accelerate the development and future adoption of its revolutionary textile recycling technology.
“The Infinited Fiber Company is developing a competitive and sustainable chemical recycling technology for the needs of the global fashion industry,” said Petri Alava, CEO of The Infinited Fiber Company. “We have a passionate team that is scaling up our technology to high-volume, industrial fiber production scale. But it is not only the technology scale-up we need. Fashion for Good has a great network of experts, investors as well as fashion companies. They can provide us with expertise on branding, raw material availability, sustainability assessment and material requirements in the textile industry. We expect that joining the Scaling Programme will substantially speed up our journey to successful market entry.”
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About Fashion for Good
Fashion for Good is the global initiative that is here to make all fashion good. Fashion for Good sparks and scales innovation by offering practical action in the form of support and funding, shares best practice and lessons learned in open-source roadmaps and fosters sector-wide collaboration for the entire apparel industry to change. Fashion for Good invites brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders to jointly transform the industry.
Fashion for Good was launched in 2017 with C&A Foundation as a founding partner, and is supported by partners Plug and Play, McDonough Innovation, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Impact Hub Amsterdam. The first brands to partner with Fashion for Good’s programmes are C&A, Galeries Lafayette Group and Kering.
At the core of Fashion for Good is an Innovation Platform, which includes:
- Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator: Fashion for Good works with Plug and Play, a leading Silicon Valley accelerator, to give promising start-up innovators the funding and expertise they need in order to grow.
- Scaling Programme: Fashion for Good finds innovations that have proof-of-concept and helps them scale by offering bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital.
- Good Fashion Fund: This fund will catalyze access to finance where this is required to shift at scale to more sustainable production methods.
Fashion for Good is founded on the principle of collaboration and aims to create tools that are open-source, such as its Good Fashion Guide, which provides practical tips for brands wishing to embrace circular apparel principles. It operates from its first hub in Amsterdam, which also houses a Circular Apparel Community co-working space and a visitor-facing exhibition. www.fashionforgood.com
About The Infinited Fiber Company
The Infinited Fiber Company’s purpose is to be the driving force in revolutionizing the fashion industry. It has developed a process technology that can turn cotton-rich textile waste, paper and cardboard waste into new, cotton-like fibers for the textile industry. And not just once, but infinitely. Infinited Fiber can be recycled again and again without decreasing the quality of the fiber. The Infinited Fiber Company is working with the world’s leading textile and hygienic product brands. With the opening of a pilot production plant in Espoo, Finland, it provides a solution for the global textile industry in its inevitable shift to sustainable and circular materials. www.infinitedfiber.com
The Infinited Fiber Company
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