In California, popular outdoor gear brand Patagonia has signed an offtake agreement for a textile fiber made from cotton textile waste. Dubbed Infinna, the circular process is being commercialized by Finland’s Infinited Fiber Company. The process involves breaking down cotton-rich textile waste to cellulose and forming new fibers.
“We are humbled by their stamp of approval for Infinna as the circular alternative to virgin cotton going forward, and we’re very proud of the long-term commitment they have now made to using Infinna in their future collections,” says Infinited Fiber Company Key Account Director Kirsi Terho in a press statement. “We absolutely love working with Patagonia. We have shared goals, which means we’ve been able to move forward quite fast, and we’re so excited to be making circular textile production a reality together with them.”
Infinited Fiber Company recently announced plans to build a 30,000 metric tons per year factory in Finland—enough for about 100 million t-shirts. Infinited is currently supplying customers from its R&D and pilot facilities in Espoo and Valkeakoski, Finland.