The Swedish textile-to-textile recycling pioneer Renewcell has signed a Letter of Intent with Eastman, a leading U.S. cellulosic acetate fiber producer, for a collaboration to develop Naia™ Renew ES yarns sourced from Circulose®, Renewcell’s 100% recycled textile raw material.
The agreement is Renewcell’s first with a U.S.-based fiber producer and an important step in developing the first acetate-based applications to use Circulose® feedstock.
“Eastman considering Circulose® as a feedstock in the production of a premium yarn like Naia™ Renew reflects very well on the Renewcell team’s ability to work with partners to adjust and optimize our product for new fiber applications. This agreement signals an acceleration of our joint efforts to bring Naia™
Renew ES yarns derived from Circulose® to market. I look forward to working alongside Eastman in making fashion circular,” said Patrik Lundström, CEO of Renewcell.
Ruth Farell, GM of Eastman Textiles, said: ”We are thrilled to collaborate with a pioneer such as Renewcell to lower our reliance on virgin feedstocks, redefine the essence of textile waste and close the loop within the textiles industry. This collaboration is at the heart of our strategy to launch a portfolio of products with increased recycled content.”
Circulose® is a unique material for fashion that is 100 percent recycled, recyclable, biodegradable and of virgin-equivalent quality. Circulose® makes fashion circular.