Spinnova – Developing the most sustainable fibre in the world #Innovation #Wood #Sustainable #Fibre #Idea
Spinnova represents a disruptive, ecological innovation that turns cellulose into textile fibre simply, without harmful chemicals. Spinnova develops the most sustainable fibre in the world.
In a new pilot factory in Jyväskylä, Finland–a city surrounded by forests and known in part for its lumber and paper industries–a startup will soon begin to turn wood pulp into something new: a type of fabric that could eventually compete with cotton.
Making wood into fabric isn’t new, but older wood-based fabrics like rayon use harsh chemicals that can pollute water and poison workers. The new fabric, made by a startup called Spinnova, uses a mechanical process instead of chemicals; the only byproduct is evaporated water, which is reused in production. Unlike cotton, which uses massive amounts of water in areas often prone to droughts, it needs little water, no pesticides, and no farmland.